A more active school day

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
Active Schools

A guide to help primary schools make daily life more active for their pupils has been launched.

It is based on research by Dr Richard Bailey of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education showing that active children do better at school.

The guide, which has been produced by Nike and its partners including the Youth Sport Trust, NAHT and the British Heart Foundation, aims to share best practice and success stories from around the world, offer guidance, advice and support on how to make schools more active, and show the positive role that physical activity can play before, during and after school

Dr Bailey said: "The research is clear on this, when children move regularly in school, physical and mental health, behaviour, attendance and academic performance improve. In the future, these children will have better economic prospects and improved physical health. Making sure all children get a chance to fulfil their potential starts with a physically active primary school."


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