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Playground break time initiatives are amongst the most promising interventions that lead to increased physical activity.

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Update on "Abolish the AALA" May 2014 

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Ofsted praise Barrow Island Community Primary School for the way that residentials are supporting literacy.

Ofsted inspection of Barrow Island Community Primary School

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As the Government advocates the use of the Pupil Premium for LOtC activities, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom have put together information to give schools confidence in using the Pupil Premium in this way. More...

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Research: School trips improve weaker pupils' writing

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/05/21/school-trips-and-structured-writing-helps-secondary-students-catch-up-with-classmates.aspx A school trip to the zoo could help a struggling pupil to learn how to read or write, according to a new report.

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/writing-about-my-day-at-the-zoo-can-help-a-childs-literacy-survey-finds-9413381.html It aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their work and can be used to teach most genres of writing, including narrative writing. Memorable experiences, such as trips to local landmarks or visits from World War II veterans, were used as a focus for writing lessons.
http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/using-self-regulation-to-improve-writing/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is one of 4 project evaluations just published http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/projects-a-z/?tile=3&ids=0|531|595|529|530
Not all the others appear to show such strong effects/impact
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CHILDREN must play outdoors more to protect against cancer in later life, a major study urged last night.

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Disappointing that a need for this has come up again.

Obviously our message hasn't been getting through in some quarters.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10638701/School-told-stop-hiding-behind-health-and-safety-rules.html

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As part of Mountain Training’s 50th Anniversary we’re launching a ‘Leader of the Month’ award, to help raise awareness of our unsung heroes and the inspiring work they do. Although the title of the award is ‘Leader of the Month’, you can nominate all coaches, leaders, instructors or course directors with a Mountain Training award More...