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A school in rural Alberta has doubled the number of recess breaks.

The Bruderheim school, went from two to four recess breaks in September 2018. They Hope it will increase students’ concentration and academic marks.

It's inspired by the Finnish education system. every 45 minutes of classroom time must be followed by a 15-minute recess.

Other schools in Texas, have also adopted similar models, to increase recess and physical activity.

Teachers in Bruderheim say attendance rates have already gone up by five per cent.

Do you think kids in Airdrie should get more recess? How about adults at work, more breaks?

 

 

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