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School installs standing desks to improve children’s behaviour and concentration

PUBLISHED: 14:19 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 25 September 2017

Children at Kewstoke Primary School try out the standing desks.

Children at Kewstoke Primary School try out the standing desks.

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Standing desks have been installed at a Kewstoke school, in the hope it will improve children’s health.

Kewstoke Primary School has bought the standing desk extensions which can be put on top of existing desks to turn them into standing ones.

The change was made after the school was approached Nick White, the founder of I Want A Standing Desk, who said they can reduce obesity rates and improve results.

One professor believes using a standing desk for three hours a day for a year can result in burning off the same number of calories to completing 10 marathons.

Headteacher Sarah Harding said: “We were shocked when Nick told us the long term negatives of sedentary behaviour and the impact classrooms have in this.

“We also were really interested as to the immediate benefits of improved behaviour for learning and concentration for our children.”

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