According to Statista, 69% of children currently engage in competitive sport, either in or out of school. Thanks to the Euros, it’s very possible that percentage will see an uptick in the coming weeks. Enjoying sport and revelling in healthy competition can have a fantastic impact on children’s development – but when presented with the idea of winning side emotions can sometimes run high, and feelings can be hurt.

A healthy approach to any kind of game or contest – not just the sporting variety – is an important quality to teach to children and young people; and our #WakeupWednesday guide can help you to do that. Our list of expert tips explains how to emphasise the value of playing fair and dealing with both victory and defeat in a reasonable, mature manner.