Could juggling in class boost pupils’ grades?
BREAKING up lessons with activities such as juggling could help pupils to learn better, research suggests.
Children responded well to being taught science in short bursts, followed by an unrelated ‘space’ in which they did something different, experts found.
Around 2,000 13 to 15-year-olds at 15 schools took part in the research, which was developed by the Hallam Teaching School Alliance in Sheffield.
Teachers taught 12- minute sessions which were repeated twice, and broken up with activities such as juggling.
The trial aimed to build on previous studies that suggested information can be more easily remembered when taught in this way.
The Education Endowment Foundation, which funded the research, said it may hold a trial to see whether the scheme has an impact on GCSE science grades.