Movement for Learning
Movement for Learning is a programme of specific exercises designed to be delivered to the whole class on a daily basis. It has been designed for young children (aged 4-6) and aims to improve a range of academic and behavioural outcomes. An independent state school partnership has been formed between St Bartholomew’s Primary School (Willowcroft, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire) and Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Green Lane, York).
The project is being led by Professor Pat Preedy (Independent Consultant) and Dr Rebecca Duncombe (Loughborough University), and is being supported by Joanne Duston (Occupational Therapist and Advanced Teaching Assistant at Queen Ethelburga’s).
Teaching staff from the two schools are currently involved in a pilot of the programme, resources and research methods (2015-2016).