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Prolonged sitting may be detrimental to health in later life. Schools have a great opportunity to help change the culture of sitting.

Integrating physical activity into the classroom may help reduce and break-up periods of sitting, whilst potentially impacting positively on pupil’s engagement, enjoyment in class and in some cases academic achievement.

The CLASS PAL (Physically Active Learning) project has developed a professional development workshop and website of supporting resources to enable primary school teachers to integrate physical activity into their routine teaching practice.

Milestones

  • A professional development workshop and website of teaching resources have been co-developed alongside practising teachers, the Affinity Teaching School Alliance and the Youth Sport Trust and are being evaluated in six primary schools over one school year from October 2016.

See www.classpal.org.uk for more information.

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