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In the last decade, children's participation in physical activity and exercise has been in decline. Research shows that regular physical activity and exercise leads to changes in the brain. It improves cognitive function, elevates mood, enhances learning and improves academic outcomes. Playing sport helps children develop fundamental movement skills and positively impacts on their confidence, self-esteem and ability to develop social skills. Parents play an important role in helping children establish habits that will benefit them in the long-term. In this digital age, children are using computers and mobile devices, for learning, as well as for relaxation and recreation purposes. Many argue that this sedentary behaviour is having a detrimental effect on today's youth. The key is finding the balance.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will discover practical advice about the benefits of regular physical activity and exercise, as well as tips on how to get their children motivated and moving more. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month's edition and we always welcome your feedback. If any of this material causes you worry or if you have any concerns about your daughter, please be in touch.

Here is the link to this month's edition http://sceggs.nsw.schooltv.me/newsletter/physical-activity-and-exercise.


Sophie Kearns
Director of Pastoral Care