By James – School Ground Consultant at Playforce This summer we surveyed 100 primary school Headteachers and 500 school children aged 5-11 on the topic of the legacy left by the 2012 games, as well as their views on the opportunities for physical activity and sport in their schools. One thing was very clear – […]... Read more.
Rickets might seem more closely associated with Victorian poverty than modern lives, however shocking new NHS figures have revealed that cases of the disease in children have increased fourfold in the last ten years. Resulting from a severe deficiency in Vitamin D, rickets can lead to children developing bowed legs or curved spines. However as […]... Read more.
Michael Gove’s controversial petition for longer working school days reappeared in the news this month amid anticipation of the School Teachers’ Review Body’s report on evidence submitted last June. Comparing UK school results to their counterparts in the Far East, Gove’s report suggested that we follow their lead in extending the length of the school […]... Read more.
A £6 million research fund launched by two charitable foundations will explore the potential for neuroscience to influence education practices. The collaboration between The Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation intends to use school-based research projects to prove the impact of different styles of teaching on the performance and understanding of children. There have […]... Read more.
Last year a Playforce survey revealed that one in eight children would rather play indoors than outdoors, and are more likely to be found watching TV, playing a video game or in front of a computer. The impact of inactive lifestyles has been discussed by health experts, schools and parents alike and it seems the […]... Read more.