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How much exercise should children be doing in school?


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Conversation Summary

Exercise is a very important part of a child’s life. In the past when they didn’t have the technology available that they have today to keep them entertained it was something that usually came naturally. Nowadays, however it is something that a parent, and society as a whole, consciously have to think about. The amount of exercise children get a school is a big part of this debate, and is something some parents would like to see increased.


  • How much exercise did you do when you were at school?
  • Do you think children get enough exercise at school?
  • How do you think schools can encourage children to do more exercise without sacrificing their education?
  • What do you think the main priorities of school should be and where would you rank exercise?

Key Vocabulary

  • Exercise noun
  • Exercise verb
  • Priority noun
  • Prioritise verb
  • Education noun
  • Fitness noun
  • Health noun
  • Sacrifice verb
  • Important adjective

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