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Better grades might be found on the playground.
A new study of elementary-age children shows that those who were not part of an after-school exercise program tended to pack on a particular type of body fat that can have deleterious impacts on brain health and thinking. But prevention and treatment could be as simple as playing more games of tag.
Back in June 2014, we reported that "Tough budget could mean end of beloved playground".
But since then, and with a change of government, the playground has gone from strength to strength, and last Friday saw the opening of a brand new playspace at Fitzroy Adventure Playground by the local member for Richmond the Hon. Richard Wynne.
The International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA) is a global network of organizations and professionals working to enrich children’s learning and play by improving the way school grounds are designed and used.
They have produced two Videos showcasing innovative school grounds around the world.