It’s already a commonly held belief that short bursts of exercise can make all the difference for a child’s concentration and academic performance throughout the school day. This is particularly true for SEN children, who are undergoing a critical time for the development of their minds and bodies.
Research indicates that inactive children are likely to become inactive adults, putting young people at risk of developing life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and cancer. This is why it’s important to encourage exercise and keeping fit from a young age.
We take sport and fitness very seriously at The Observatory School and we have regular opportunites for our pupils to take part in daily exercise activities.
- Daily morning sport for all pupils
- Break time activities such as football and basketball
- Lunchtime football
- Social sporting activities
Daily excercise can:
- support mental wellbeing
- improve concentration
- boost attainment
- increase staff morale and wellbeing
- lower obesity rate
- contribute to PE premium activity targets