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New Research Shows Nature Makes Kids Happier

As my own anecdotal experience tells me (as a big advocate for taking our children hiking in the local woodlands.) Research has now been able to demonstrate a scientific link between being out and about in nature and feeling good. A study released on Wednesday in the journal Frontiers in Psychology researchers studied the direct

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Study Shows Kids Eat What They Watch On TV

Just as it’s been proven that brands encouraging our kids to watch YouTuber/Twitch presenters peddle Doritos and Mountain Dew increases those brands junk food sales it seems the correlation between the media we let or children engage with and their eating habits has been further illustrated in a new study which shows that kids who watch

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Sugar Free Schools & Smoking Doctors

This week sees several interesting news items surrounding kid’s health making the headlines. So rather than pick one out to write about we decided to bring you a news week breakdown focusing on kid’s health and education. So let’s get into it. Dentists Call For Sugar Free Schools. This week saw Dentists asking schools in

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Childhood Obesity Solved: Teach Kids To Cook.

Childhood obesity in the UK is at crisis point. Nearly one in twenty year 6 pupils require medical intervention as a result of obesity. One in five children enter primary school already obese and a staggering two out of three end their last primary term obese. The requirements of schools when covering food and nutrition

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To Test or Not To Test? 4 Year Old To Sit Exams

The same week the vast majority of teachers have moved against high stake primary school testing such as SAT’s via a ballot of members at the UK’s largest Education Union another news piece has surfaced indicating that the majority of Head teachers are against mandatory baseline testing of primary school children on entry to primary

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77% Parents Are More Active Than Their Kids

The Decathlon Activity Index 2019 has shown that 77% of Parents are more active than their children. The survey asked parents to compare activity levels with their kids and even when including P.E. lessons a huge 77% of parents said they exercised more than their kids. If the parent’s child is adult then the figure

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News: Academy Head Instructed to Cheat Sat’s

BBC Panorama has reported that an Academy head ordered her staff to cheat on Sat’s tests. Suzanne Barham spoke to TV documentary Panorama and details how she was instructed to provide the answers to pupils that were struggling in the 11 year old test environment. “We were told to go and work with specific children

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Creative Ways To Improve Kids “Physical Literacy”

The Telegraph have released an article this week showing 25 ways parents can get kids more active to stave off the summer holiday slum. That dreadful reduction in mobility that has been recently reported on by UKActive and Sport England. Just surf through our previous blogs this month to see the stats on how little

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Healthy Schools News Roundup. The Heat is On!

Healthy Schools News Roundup Poorest children three times more likely to miss out on extra-curricular activities.  Eleanor Busby from the independent has written about a new study this week which indicates children are three times less likely to do extra-curricular activity if they are from an impoverished family. This includes out of school sport amongst other activities

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Parents Don’t Know Kids Recommended Activity Levels

Today’s child is scarily inactive. They have increased cases of depression, obesity and diabetes. They over indulge on screen time due to the widespread availability of tablets, televisions and iPhones and they are likely to live 5 years less than we are. Children don’t go out to play as much as previous generations. They have

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