Speaking to the students of a London Secondary School last week, TV presenter and gardener Alan Titchmarsh called for “growing things” to be added to the national curriculum and resolve the current crisis “divorcing” children from the great outdoors. Titchmarsh acknowledged that children are introduced to environmental issues like climate change and sustainability from an […]... Read more.
A survey conducted by the Youth Sport Trust and Bupa has revealed an encouraging improvement in children’s attitudes towards PE lessons in the past generation. Whilst over half of their parents admitted to lying about health or kit to skip a class, only 3 in 10 children have avoided taking part in PE – a […]... Read more.
According to new research published in the International Journal of Obesity, obese adolescent girls are likely to perform less well academically than their healthier peers. The results of a study carried out by researchers from Strathclyde, Dundee, Bristol and Georgia universities suggested that girls who were obese at age 11 had a lower academic attainment […]... Read more.
Schools across the country united this month to participate in World Book Day, the annual “big, happy, booky celebration of reading”. Children were invited to share their favourite stories, dress up as a beloved character and take part in games and activities designed to inspire the readers and writers of the future. Despite the buzz […]... Read more.
Playforce, the UK’s leader in the design and creation of innovative, curriculum-linked play environments for children, has appointed ex Brownsword Hotels Group’s Jocelyn Houghton, as its new Finance Director. Having worked with Andrew Brownsword for 12 years, and the final two of those as Finance Director at the luxury hotel chain, Houghton brings with her […]... Read more.