Buka Sekolah Kami #4: How School Closures Impact Children’s Physical Health
Dr Sangita Terumalay, Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Neurologist | Liam Harkness, sports and performance therapist
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School closures have had many adverse impacts on kids, and affected both their physical and mental health. On today's episode, we focus on how the reduction of daily physical activities for kids over this prolonged period can impact their health and well-being, with Dr Sangita Terumalay (Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Neurologist) and Liam Harkness (sports and performance therapist). This series is done in collaboration with Buka Sekolah Kami! a coalition of teachers, parents, educational institutions, medical professionals and grassroots organizations, who believe that the cost of school closures greatly outweigh the benefits. They are advocating for policy makers to prioritize the reopening of schools on a national level, and the need for a decentralised solution, and an end to blanket policies.
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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, Live & Learn, The Bigger Picture, Live & Learn, BukaSekolahKami, education, learning loss, COVID-19, school closures, #schoolsareessential, #lostgeneration, #yourchildandmine, childhood development, childhood obesity,