Research has shown that students who undertake brief bursts of exercise before taking tests score higher. In addition, regular activity breaks during the school day can help sharpen students' abilities to focus and stay on task.
Strong evidence is provided that aerobic exercise physically remodels the brain for peak performance on all fronts. In short, not only does exercise help the brain get ready to learn but it retaining information easier. Research also shows that exercise can be the best defence against a lot of the common mental health issues that students struggle with.
Exercise controls the emotional and physical feelings of stress, and it also works at the cellular level. Physical activity is a natural way to prevent the negative consequences of stress because it can ward off the ill effects of chronic stress and them.
Anxiety and panic disorders
studies show aerobic exercise significantly reduces symptoms of anxiety disorders. Through exercise, people learn to alleviate anxiety and rebuild their confidence.
Endorphins produced in the brain during exercise contribute to a general feeling of well-being. Exercise also boosts dopamine, which improves mood and jump-starts the attention span.
School can be an especially excruciating environment for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the need to sit still, face forward, and listen.
During our ‘move’ sessions, students take part in sport or gym related activities before learning commences. The aim being to help improve concentration, memory, and classroom behaviour. Students can choose to take part in their own led fitness tests and monitor their own progress, seeing their successful improvements over time.
We provide a range of opportunities for pupils to be active and enjoy physical activity during our PE lessons, which includes football, rugby, table tennis, climbing, basketball, martial arts, use of the fitness suite. We aim to make physical activity a central part of pupils lives and set them up for a healthy life in the future.
Headteacher: Andrew Haughey
Telephone: 01756 630495
Craven Pupil Referral Service
The Snaygill Centre
Monday - Friday
8.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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