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Principal’s Comment – 2nd February 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was good to welcome our new students to the School on Tuesday for their morning of induction designed to help their transition into the life of the School. All seemed to go well, and the start of the term for the whole School seems to have gone equally smoothly.

How much screen time is healthy?

How much screen time is healthy?

A recent survey pointed to children spending on average around 17 hours a week in front of a screen - almost double the 8.8 weekly hours spent playing outside.

In 2015 Cambridge University researchers recorded the activities of more than 800 14 year olds and analysed their GCSE results at 16. Those spending an extra hour a day on screens (TV, computer, games console, phone) saw a fall in GCSE results equivalent to two grades overall.