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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to the park. "We're a very sport-orientated family," says Sarah, who plays hockey every week and regularly takes part in running events. Tavez, a Primary One pupil at Rosaryhill School ... to be active. As they get older and the burden of schooling gets heavier, they appreciate it. Exercise helps to clear your mind and makes it easier to concentrate at school." A recent study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1199489/parents-play-important-role-kids-fitness
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ... early and wake early.” Fourteen schools with a total of 4,456 students participated in the study. Some students were given “sleep education” on how sleep could affect health, growth and grades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  3. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... “Physical activity and healthy food choices should be taken very seriously in all environments – schools, hospitals, cities, towns and workplaces. As well as the food industry, the urban planning ... were obese. The school-based measurements also show 23.5 per cent of four- to five-year-old boys and 21.6 per cent of girls are overweight. The WHO’s latest profiles on European nations show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Are mainstream schools doing enough for special needs children?

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Attending mainstream schools proves to be a double-edged sword for most special needs children because they don't get enoughhelp in class, writes Elaine Yau personal Nothing The numbers threaten to overwhelm. About 28,000 special needs students now attend mainstream schools, the result of an inclusive education policy introduced in 1997. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1190729/are-mainstream-schools-doing-enough-special-needs
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1 in 5 primary school children in the city overweight

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More than 60,000 youngsters are considered obese and a health official says more effort should be put into promoting a proper diet 1 in 5 primary school ... to battle a global tendency towards weight gain. "The achievement is the result of an increased awareness in society, and the concerted efforts of schools, parents and students," said Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1103849/1-5-primary-school-children-city-overweight
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Growing acceptance of the need for sex education at mainland schools

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Academics say it is high time that teachers made sex education a talking point in the classroom, even for young children Schools urged to tackle ... of her parents' love. And I'd love for my daughter to receive proper sex education in school, even at a young age." But to the disappointment of open-minded parents such as Chen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1072746/growing-acceptance-need-sex-education-mainland-schools
  7. Fuel up for school

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wynnie Chan Most exams are now out of the way, but the term is still ongoing, so you need to think about the final leg of the school year. The long summer holiday is just around the corner, but before you can truly relax, the last week or two of school still needs to be completed. If you think the time you spend eating proper meals is an intrusion into your study time, think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004681/fuel-school
  8. School of thought

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to tackle areas such as personal development and school subjects. He hopes to help people better understand how to learn. 'What I teach is the value of 'mapping' not just 'mind ... for students and teachers at Law Ting Pong Secondary School, in Tai Po, and taught them how to create visual maps for different topics. Form Two student Tintin Ip, 13, used the process to improve his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991045/school-thought
  9. Respected pioneer of medical school in HK dies

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com John Vallance-Owen, one of the founding professors of Chinese University's medical school and a world-renowned expert in diabetes, died last Saturday in Britain. He was 90. Vallance-Owen, founding head of the Department of Medicine and later the school's associate dean, played a major role in leading the first batch of graduates to obtain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974795/respected-pioneer-medical-school-hk-dies
  10. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... cold weather, very hot weather, what have you. Most recently we had that Black Rain day on May 22- the first since 2010- when school was called off and the stock market opened only in the afternoon when the signal was lowered. I think a good weather warning should be in force too. Seriously. Instead of calling off work or school during bad weather – black rain, T8, T9, T10 – I feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1263861/case-good-weather-warnings

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