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30/09/16 News

Building Activity into The Curriculum - Physical Activity Facilities

Newby Leisure are featured in the latest edition of Physical Activity Facilities magazine.

"CHILDREN look at the world with fresh eyes when outdoors. Stepping into the school grounds opens up a world of exciting new learning experiences and gets children moving," says Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is based almost entirely around learning through active, free-flow play. However, as children move up through primary school and into more formal structure of the national curriculum, physical activity levels often decline, stalling almost completely by the time they reach secondary school.

"Forward-thinking primary schools have a close eye on supporting healthy, active, physically literate children at every stage and building activity in the curriculum for all abilities, which goes beyond the sports hall, PE lesson or playing field. They know that the best way to encourage children to be active by default is to integrate physical activity into every aspect of school life, including break time, lunchtime and throughout the national curriculum"

You can read the full piece here.

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