RFU reveals how exercise can reduce risk of injury

The injury risks of youth rugby have received much attention in recent years, in particular, the risks of concussion have been widely discussed. In a bid to reduce injury in sport the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the University of Bath have conducted The School Injury Prevention Study.

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Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education

Create a positive learning environment for your students

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education offers more than 60 large-group warm-up, character and team building activities. The book, which comes with a web resource, helps you prepare your students for success in university and beyond. Continue reading “Create a positive learning environment for your students”

Can exercise improve children’s learning?

The natural order of classrooms has always been for children to sit. Whether it involves talking, discussion, working in groups or just listening to teachers, most of the time children do this from the comfort of a chair.

On average, most primary school children spend 70% of their classroom time sitting down. Outside the classroom the number of children walking to school has decreased and, at the same time, many more children are now spending longer staring at screens. A 2015 study found that children aged 5 to 16 now spend an average of six and half hours a day in front of a screen. This is compared with around three hours in 1995.

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Survey calls for more physical education and clearer food labelling to tackle obesity crisis

A new poll has been conducted to coincide with the launch of this week’s annual ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly National Obesity Awareness Week).

The ComRes poll found that a third of Britons believe more physical education at school and clearer food labelling would be most effective for tackling the obesity crisis.

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University reveals new way to teach PE

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The University of Bedfordshire has teamed up with Virgin Active to create a new way to approach physical education in a bid to get children embracing physical activity.

The new initiative named Playmakers has been created after the two worked with 30 primary schools and 7,500 students in the UK over the course of a year.

The new programme showed how an approach based on physical literacy, rather than traditional PE can be more effective in getting children active.

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