Being active helps students in school

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New data shows that students that are physically active report improvements to their schoolwork, behavioWellbeingur and mental health, compared to inactive students

Helping children and young people get active during school can play a vital role in helping them catch up on missed schoolwork during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in supporting their mental health, new insight shows.

Sport England , Activity Alliance, Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust release new data that reveals staff (92%) believe that being physically active helps with school work and 91% of students report they feel that being physically active can improve their mental and physical health.

The research was collected by Sheffield Hallam University on student (76, 085) and teacher (5, 955) attitudes, as part of Sport England’s Secondary Teacher Training Programme (STT). 

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