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Schoolchildren are more alert and have quicker reaction times in the afternoon

The Guardian – Sally Weale

“School children are more alert and have quicker reaction times in the afternoon, according to a study whose findings appear to fly in the face of current thinking. Many primary schools design timetables around the assumption that children are more focused and open to learning in the morning and therefore tend to teach maths and literary lessons before lunch. According to a research published on Tuesday, however, children report feeling less sleepy in the afternoon than in the morning and their reaction times in tests are faster later in the school day.”(more)

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