Physical exercise

One excellent reason we should celebrate putting sport before maths

By Katherine Owen

As students resume school and summer sport, new research from the University of Sydney shows a positive link between participation in sport and academic performance, with the strongest association when sport is held during school hours. Previous research suggests kids’ involvement in sport could have benefits above and beyond general physical activity because of the

What you should know about physical literacy

By Trent Brown and Rachael Whittle

On Monday, we posted on the very real challenges facing those who teach PE on Zoom. Today we

Why it’s a nightmare to use Zoom to get moving

By Vaughan Cruickshank, Shane Pill and Casey Mainsbridge

Schools around Australia were forced into online delivery of physical education (PE) in Term 2, 2020, due to measures taken to suppress and restrict the spread of Covid-19. We looked at what really happened in classrooms. The results show us exactly how marginalised PE became. What we found in our research, ‘Just do some physical