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Exercising their 'Right to Be Active'? Care experienced young people's perspectives on physical education and school sport

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posted on 26.06.2020 by Rachel Sandford, Thomas Quarmby, Oliver Hooper, Rebecca Duncombe
Care experienced young people have been identified as a hidden group within physical activity and sport contexts (Quarmby, 2014) and questions have been asked with regard to the implications of this for their engagement with physical education and school sport (e.g. O’Donnell et al., 2019). Despite the acknowledged potential of sport and physical activity (and related activities) to act as a vehicle for positive development, there remain concerns about the piecemeal nature of sport and physical activity opportunities for care experienced youth and their capacity to access these. This article presents findings from the ‘Right to Be Active’ (R2BA) project, a British Academy-funded study that sought to examine the sport and physical activity experiences of care experienced youth in England. Whilst the study explored sport and physical activity broadly, the focus of this article will be on those findings from the data that hold particular relevance for physical education and school sport contexts (for a broader discussion, see Sandford et al., 2020; Quarmby et al., 2019; Sandford et al., 2019).

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Published in

Physical Education Matters

Publisher

afPE (Association for Physical Education)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© Association for Physical Education

Publisher statement

This paper was published in the journal Physical Education Matters and is available at http://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/physical-education-matters-2/

Acceptance date

02/04/2020

Publication date

2020-06-02

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1751-0988

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Rachel Sandford. Deposit date: 25 June 2020

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