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Shorter break times could put children's development at risk

13 May 2019

School break times have been reduced over the last two decades, with some pupils losing an hour a week, according to a study led by Dr Ed Baines and Professor Peter Blatchford. Vivian Hill discusses the implications with various media outlets.

School boys stood at the top of a school staircase

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Full story: Break time cuts could be harming children's development