Do sport to beat the revision blues

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BOOST your kids’ chances of success by sending them out to do sport!

Research from the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports Living for Sport claims that by getting active outdoors, youngsters will work better.

And 74 per cent of children in Yorkshire and West Humber feel that playing sport to relax is likely to help them concentrate when it’s time to revise.

Olympic gold medal winning sprinter, Darren Campbell, agrees with the findings.

He said: “This research shows that sport helps children focus those grey cells, stay cool and calm – and get that A-grade!

“It’s not only about getting fit and striving to succeed in your chosen field, sport also brings huge mental and emotional benefits.

“In the exam season, it’s all about getting some balance.

“If kids aren’t revising, then one of the best things for them to be doing is kicking a ball around, or running around outside getting some exercise.”

A total of 800 14 and 15-year-olds who are studying for their GCSE and mock exams were questioned in the survey.

Over half (55 per cent) of teens across the region admitted Facebook is a distraction when they should be concentrating on revision, while 37 per cent find text messages distract them.

Darren added: “Encourage pupils to get some exercise as part of their revision plan.

“They’ll concentrate better when they are at their books.”