The more a person moves, the better they will revise. But don’t just take our word for it! Here are some interesting links that explain more….
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How physical exercise makes your brain work better
THE GUARDIAN: The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move…
Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
KEY FINDINGS: Physical activity can have both immediate and long-term benefits on academic performance. Almost immediately after engaging in physical activity, children are better able to concentrate on classroom tasks, which can enhance learning.
Exercise boosts brain size and improves academic performance
THE TELEGRAPH: Researchers from the University of Granada found that youngsters who took part in exercise for at least three nights a week had more grey matter in areas of the brain linked to reading and verbal communication.
BMT is an approach to learning and teaching in physical & academic education
The Significant Aspects of Learning form a base that allows children and young people to successfully access activities throughout the school curriculum, and the world of sport…
Physical activity aids academic achievement
The impact of a physical activity intervention program on academic achievement in a Swedish elementary school setting.
CONCLUSION: Promoting physical activity in school by means of a curriculum-based intervention programme may improve children’s educational outcome.