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Physical activity games to enhance cognitive ability

There are plenty of books that help the creation and use of games that develop children’s physical skills and it’s now widely accepted that physical activity can have a positive effect on academic achievement.

This however is the first book to actually demonstrate how to tailor physical activity games specifically to enhance children’s cognitive abilities.

Written by authorities in teacher education, exercise physiology and sport science, it shows how to apply current concepts in child development, cognitive science, physical education and teacher training to create movement-based learning experiences that benefit children both physically and mentally.

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Innovative school sports programme unveiled

School SportA trailblazing scheme which could transform how UK schools impact on students’ mental wellbeing through PE, sport and physical activity is to be piloted in Northamptonshire.

A report will be discussed by Northamptonshire County Council cabinet detailing proposals to work in partnership with independent charity the Youth Sport Trust on a pioneering approach to delivering PE and sport in secondary schools.

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Doctors call on politicians to protect child health

Children playingChildren’s doctors are calling on the next government to put child health high on the political agenda as members of the public show overwhelming support for a series of policies which would improve children’s health.

A recent poll conducted on behalf of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) found that two thirds of Britons support banning advertising of food high in fat, sugar and salt on TV before 9pm, with 90% backing cooking and nutrition lessons in schools.

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New CEO for Human Kinetics

CEO Brian Holding (left) and successor Skip Maier

CEO Brian Holding (left) and Skip Maier

Human Kinetics’ Chief Executive, Brian Holding, has announced he is to step down at the end of 2015.

“It’s time for someone else to take over and bring in some fresh ideas,” said Brian, who first broached the idea of stepping down as CEO with Human Kinetics President Rainer Martens last August.

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Children more familiar with beer brands than biscuits

Aaron-Lennon-004Campaigners are calling for stricter alcohol marketing regulations to protect children and young people after research has found that primary school aged children as young as 10 years old are more familiar with beer brands, than leading brands of biscuits, crisps and ice-cream.

The research also found half of children associate their favourite football teams and tournaments with the beer brands they are sponsored by, with 3 in 5 children associating Chang beer with Everton football club.

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