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Cartoon communication

Cartoon communicationAs you will see, we at Active Leaders have recently created a set of cartoons. I love them. I am particularly delighted that they were drawn by my nephew, Rory McNeill, who gave me some really helpful feedback about Active Leaders.  Now 19, he was...

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The Moment

The Moment Each Active Leaders course has a “heart-stopping” moment. This is when tens of enthusiastic, smiling children run towards our Active Leaders (who are aged around 15-17). You see a mix of reactions. Some of our participants retreat, others step forward. Some...

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More activity, less anxiety

More activity, less anxiety A big part of my role in developing Active Leaders is to speak with teachers, to understand how Active Leaders could fit within schools. Schools are judged on their academic results which means that time available to develop the other...

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Why Active Leaders exists

Why Active leaders exists Generation Z - or the ‘screen generation’ as they are sometimes known - have grown up online. Swiping a screen is as natural to them as swimming, running or throwing. This is wonderful, but it can come with significant downsides. Inactivity,...

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Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake Joyfully, we are at a time of year when many of us can take a pause. Christmas is wonderful because it’s a time to relax and enjoy. However, its calorific celebration has also got me thinking about recent headlines on child obesity. New research has...

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