Students spend more than 7 hours of their day at school. For a large amount of that time, they are sitting at a desk or a table looking at a board, writing in their notebooks and not moving around much. Sitting around for so long can be tiring, boring and can make even the most energetic person want to sleep and lose focus and concentration. Our students are children and teenagers, and they are lively and full of energy, they should be able to use that energy in a positive way to help improve their learning.
In different subjects teachers do things to attempt to bring students out of their seats. Some teachers allow students to work in different groups, which gives students the chance to work with different people and share and learn different ideas. English teachers at our school often take the students to the library to read books and do some reading in a different environment and this allows the students to explore the worlds from their stories whilst surrounded by books and in a colourful and peaceful environment.