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Can active learning help to close the attainment gap?

A year of COVID restrictions, social distancing, and lockdowns has had an impact not only on children’s learning but also on their physical activity. Without the opportunity to burn off energy in the playground or take part in sports clubs, many children have been spending less time moving and more time in front of their screens....

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Physical activity in lessons improves students’ attainment

Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.

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