Results of national survey shows children are newly conscious of what it takes to be healthy and happy

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:01

Results of national survey shows children are newly conscious of what it takes to be healthy and happy

The results of a new national survey of England's children has shown that they are newly conscious of what it takes to be healthy and happy. They want to spend more time outside and invest in and improve their local areas. They also want to take part in more activities.

The Big Ask, launched by the office of the Children's Commissioner, received a massive 557,077 responses from children in England, aged four to 17.

The survey results show that children care about feeling happy and well, and are newly conscious of the link between mental and physical health.

It also shows that this generation of children are civic minded, social, and outward looking. They want things to do – activities in their local area that are fun and sustaining. They want their lives to be made safer. They want to be treated fairly.

The oldest children who took part in the survey have seen England bid for the Olympics, stage them, and this summer, some of those children have taken part themselves. There is joy and pride in so much achievement, but the zest is not for competition, it is for participation.

For more details, and to read the full report, go to www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/the-big-answer/

Tags: Young People