Scottish kids improve academic achievement through physical literacy

Educators in Scotland are excited. The country’s schools are introducing a new physical literacy program called the Better Movers and Thinkers initiative.

The initiative is designed to help kids become more active and fit ― and to increase their levels of academic achievement ― through the development of skills in movement, problem-solving, timing, co-ordination, and rhythm.

It starts at the primary level.

An early pilot program in North Lanarkshire produced encouraging results. Researchers recorded improvements in behaviour, as well as in attendance and performance at school. And that’s something we can all get excited about.

Would you support a similar program in your school?

Read more about the Better Movers and Thinkers initiative.

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