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What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity

A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.

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What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity? A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners

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What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity? A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners

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Emerging evidence suggests an association between being physically active and academic attainment and attention.

Being physically active also helps to promote physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Children and young people who are physically active are more likely to continue the habit into adult life.

This briefing provides an overview from the evidence about what works in schools and colleges to increase levels of physical activity among children and young people.

Published 19 October 2015