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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. Singing and Health: A Systematic Mapping and Review of Non-Clinical Research
    2008 - England

    Group singing can be a powerful and moving experience and could contribute to quality of life, wellbeing and even health.

  3. The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth
    2012 - USA

    Low-income students who are involved in arts activities have higher academic achievement and are more likely to go to college, according to new research Friday based on studies tracking students...

  4. Creative State Michigan
    2012 - USA

    Nearly half a billion dollars was contributed in direct expenditures to Michigan’s economy in 2009. For every $1 Michigan invests in arts and culture, $51 is pumped back into the state's economy....

  5. The role of grassroots arts activities in communities: a scoping study
    2011 - England

    Grass roots arts activities promote personal and community development, and have a positive educational impact on the majority of students.

  6. Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement and Student Behavior Outcomes in Delaware Public Schools
    2011 - USA

    Students who are physically fit are more likely to perform well and to behave well in school - regardless of their gender, race, family income or school district.

  7. A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  8. After-school activities and the development of low-income urban children: A longitudinal study
    1999 - USA

    Children who attended after-school programs spent more time on academic and extracurricular activities, whereas children in informal care settings spent more time watching TV and hanging out.

  9. Active Commuting to School and Cognitive Performance in Adolescents
    2011 - Spain

    Girls, but not boys, who walk or bike to school instead of getting a ride perform better in tests of verbal and math skills, according to a new study of teens living in Spanish cities. And the...

  10. BRIDGING THE GAP IN SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE ARTS; Summary Report
    2011 - Australia

    Schools participating in The Song Room (TSR) programs (free, tailored, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities to enhance their educational...

  11. Exercise improves executive function and achievement and alters brain activation in overweight child
    2011 - USA

     Besides its importance for maintaining weight and reducing health risks during a childhood obesity epidemic, physical activity may prove to be a simple, important method of enhancing aspects of...

  12. Lifestyle and Mental Health
    2011 - USA

    Lifestyle changes — such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others — can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses.

  13. The Scientific Evidence Relating to the Impact of Recreation on Youth Development
    2010 - USA

    "Park and recreation department out of school time programs can make significant contributions in nine areas . They can:
    1 . contribute to reducing juvenile delinquency
    2 . contribute to...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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