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Tuesday, November 10 • 12:15 - 12:30
Why do we sit to learn?

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Modern schools are incredibly busy places with relentless pressures to increase standards. In amongst all of this, the health and wellbeing of primary/elementary school children is on the decline. Physical activity levels are falling from as early as 7-years of age - only 10% of children achieve the daily recommendations for physical activity. There are increasing numbers of children leaving school classified as obese or overweight.

Traditional approaches towards improving health outcomes for children focus heavily upon Sport & PE during segmented periods of the school day. But does this engage all children in becoming more active? Or does it merely maintain the levels of those that are active already? Could Physically Active Learning (PAL) be a solution?

Research demonstrates that PAL improves classroom behaviour and activity engagement, significantly reduces sedentary time and improves academic performance.

School leaders and teachers will understand how to integrate PAL approaches into teaching and learning. They will be empowered to take Maths and English lessons outdoor and know new ways to engage all children - in EYFS, KS1 and KS2/K12 education systems.

PAL is not a gimmick or a fad - this session will consider research from across the globe and demonstrate how we can bring about behavioural change and attitudes. As one 9 year old boy said, "I used to think I was rubbish at Maths - but now I know I'm not..."

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Bryn Llewellyn

Pioneer of Physically Active Learning, Tagtiv8
Bryn worked in various UK schools for 25 years as a Teacher, Deputy Head and Acting Head. In 2012, he founded Tagtiv8. His pioneering approach to Physically Active Learning (PAL) provides an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning and also promotes physical activity... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:15 - 12:30 CET