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2.03 Recreation, sport, arts and leisure contribute to academic success and provide exceptional opportunities for life-long learning

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  2. Sport Participation and Academic Performance in Higher Education
    2017 - Spain

    Participation in formal sporting activities is associated with higher grades among university students. 

  3. Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Academic Achievement in Children
    2016 - Finland

    Lower levels of physical activity and higher levels of sedentary time and particularly their combination were related to poorer reading skills in boys.

  4. Are Canadian kids too tired to move?
    2016 - Canada

    The report urges Canadians to create policies, strategies, and facilities and re-establish year-round outdoor play, transportation, recreation and sport as norms.

  5. Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
    2016 - Canada

    The guidelines provide evidence-informed recommendations for a healthy day (24 h), comprising a combination of sleep, sedentary behaviours, light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity physical...

  6. Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  7. Physically Active Math and Language Lessons Improve Academic Achievement
    2016 - Netherlands

    Physically active academic lessons significantly improved mathematics and spelling performance of elementary school children. 

  8. Impact of Views to School Landscapes on Recovery from Stress and Mental Fatigue
    2016 - USA

    The study demonstrates that classroom views to green landscapes cause significantly better performance on tests of attention and increase recovery from stressful experiences in high school...

  9. The Benefits of Music Education
    2014 - Canada

    Music study leads to lasting changes in children’s brains, increasing their capacity to perform tasks that require sustained attention and careful listening and reading.

  10. Physical Activity and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
    2015 - Canada

    This systematic review provides preliminary evidence that physical activity may have beneficial effects on cognitive development during early childhood.

  11. Green Spaces and Cognitive Development in Primary Schoolchildren
    2015 - Spain

    This study found an improvement in cognitive development associated with surrounding greenness, particularly with greenness at schools. 

  12. Teaching, Learning, and Play in the Outdoors
    2015 - Scotland

    Teachers evidenced that outdoor learning increases student engagement and enhances educational experience.

  13. Physical Fitness and Academic Performance in Youth
    2014 - Spain

    Cardiorespiratory capacity and motor ability, both independently and combined, have a beneficial influence on academic performance in youth.

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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