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Exercising at School


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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 at school is a big part of this debate, and is something some parents would like to see increased.


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  • exercise (noun)
  • exercise (verb)
  • priority (noun)
  • prioritise (verb)
  • fitness (noun)
  • health (noun)
  • sacrifice (verb)
  • important (adjective)

The Question

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How much exercise should children be doing in school?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Exercising at School
  • 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?

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