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.
Chairman of the Youth Sports Trust and former head of UK sport, Baroness Sue Campbell recently commented that there is a “crisis of inactivity” preventing children achieving their full potential “in all areas of school life”. As a YST Business Honours Club partner, Playforce were very excited to attend its annual Conference last month, an […]... Read more.
Education Minister Liz Truss has contacted every council in England to recommend that school nurseries extend their opening hours to allow working parents to leave children as young as two years old in their care. This proposal is the latest in a series of Government proposals to encourage a “schoolified” approach to early years childcare. […]... Read more.