I wrote previously that some solutions to lack of concentration in class might be found in ways other than introducing computer games – most notably simply by changing what children eat – by providing a proper breakfast or from healthier options during the day.
Now today a story from the BBC in Wales reports on a school that has seen great benefits in concentration and attainment by introducing angling – fishing with rod and line:
A school for disadvantaged children in Powys claims fishing is helping its pupils overcome their problems.
Teachers at Brynllywarch Hall School said the pastime had improved pupils’ temperaments, computer skills and mathematics, and boosted confidence.
The report did not say whether any attempt had been made to compare the results against those achieved with Sega Bass Fishing on Ninetendo.