Tuesday, January 21, 2020

ART THERAPY IS FINALLY BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A TOOL FOR BOOSTING HEALTH

On Monday, the World Health Organization’s Regional Office of Europe dove deep into the art world. In a new report, it channeled its considerable power and resources towards investigating whether art really could be a powerful form of medicine — ultimately suggesting art can be therapeutic, and boosting its credibility in the process.

https://www.inverse.com/article/60833-art-therapy-world-health-organization

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Artist Elite Academy


Children should not stop playing sport in run up to exams as it has no impact on results, study suggests




Parents should not stop children playing sport in the run-up to exams because it has no impact on results, a new study suggests. Taking part in competitive team games in the run-up to GCSE and A-level exams will have no negative effects on a teenager’s grades, according to research commissioned by the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC).

The study analyzed the GCSE results of 1,482 male and female students from 19 independent schools and examined the effect that participation in sports such as badminton, cricket, hockey, netball, rugby, and tennis had on their results. Professor Peter Clough, head the Psychology department at Huddersfield University who carried out the research, found that contrary to what some parents believe, “sports involvement does not appear to have any negative implications” on results. He told The Daily Telegraph: “Overall, taking part in sport appears to have a lot of positive impacts. There is no evidence that people involved in sport get any worse GCSE results.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2019/04/24/children-should-not-stop-playing-sport-run-exams-has-no-impact/