The above statement is true and this could be your school.
Coppermill Primary School in Walthamstow appeared in the national newspaper the other week because their predicted SAT’s results for Year 6 were up by 25% in Reading, 17% in Writing and 25% in Maths.
So, how was this achieved?
It was a school that was ‘requires improvement’ five years ago, and predicted SAT’s grades for Year 6 were around the national average of 67%, but in some areas pupils achieved as high as 92%.
So, what changed things so dramatically for the school?
The school decided to get Year 6 to participate in a 15-minute run before school. They covered 1 mile, and they did it every day, for 15 weeks.
And the result was a massive improvement in children’s SAT’s results.
The Headteacher, Figen Bektasoglu said: “The Daily Mile does not make children brighter but more focused, attentive and ready to work. It’s amazing.”
This currently is the only study of its kind but makes extremely interesting reading and is worthy of some consideration. We know the benefits of physical activity are huge and if they can support children’s academic achievement by helping them to do better at school, then WOW! You know what you need to do.
You can read the full article that appeared in The Sun Newspaper here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2668482/children-who-run-a-mile-every-day-perform-better-in-reading-writing-and-maths-sats/
Have a great week.
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