Fitness and the body
A physically active child is a healthy child.
Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes and other conditions.
However, physical activity is also beneficial to the mental health of a child. Experts say physical activity allows children to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety and depression, and increasing self-esteem and cognitive skills. “Exercise also releases endorphins, which correlates to a happy child,” - Len Saunders
Learning about plant growth, recycling, and conserving resources in a fun way will ensure children have the knowledge to make a difference in protecting the planet.
"Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it."- Sir David Attenborough
One of the most important aspects of school life for children is developing friendships and positive relationships with their peers. Like adults, children cannot be expected to be friends with everyone they have to work with but are likely to feel much happier at school if they can develop some strong, lasting friendships and are able to cooperate with their peer group.