Active Learning: Yet More Evidence

Last October we introduced Tagi in the article, ‘Tagi Helps Tackle Obesity’. Since then we have discovered further research and evidence that backs up what we have held true for so long: “Children who are physically fit are better at absorbing and retaining new information.” It is never a surprise to us when we hear the comments of teachers co-delivering …

Gravitating South: the Spread of Obesity and Inactivity

  Here goes…a long overdue blog post following a 2 month sojourn ‘Down Under’ which involved a series of meetings with various educators in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland. The spaces between these places may not have featured on any business agenda, but they did provide us with anecdotes and inspiration in abundance.   The initial seeds for the trip …

Tagi Helps Tackle Inactivity & Obesity

We were really pleased to welcome ‘Tagi’ to Team Tagtiv8 earlier this term. Tagi was introduced to us by the very wonderful Simon ‘Buzz’ Burman from Night Zookeeper. When we introduced Tagi to others, a few commented that he slightly resembled Tony the Tiger, who used to be THE grrrrrreat iconic ambassador for Kellogg’s Frosties. A humorous conversation with certain …

Inactivity: the Evidence Continues to Grow

When we first started teaching, we were young, naive and optimistic, not forgetting enthusiastic. We ran after school clubs because we believed it was our duty. We did so because we could see the benefits, both physical and social. Over the years though, we noticed and commented on the general decline in fitness levels. Children simply did not seem to …