Students from Digitech Studio School are making the news for real on 16 March 2017 as they take part in BBC News School Report.


New Astro Turf for Digitech

There has been a lot of talk recently about children not getting enough exercise and the blame is mostly put onto video games and mobile phones. However, what if the main problem is not that they do not want to play sport but not having the facilities to do so.

If we take digitech studio school Bristol as an example, students have raised concerns over the quality of their AstroTurf. The turf, which is roughly 10 years old, no longer serves the purpose it was intended to. Students have complained that it freezes over when it gets too cold and that the sand cuts and stings the skin anytime you fall over.

Students also expressed that they feel that the AstroTurf should be open for public use and that by doing that it would encourage more children to take up sports. Because currently there is no public entrance.

A recent study stated that only 66% of boys between the ages of 5 and 18 play sports and 19% of children are obese. Partaking in sports can help to lower the obesity rate and there for lower cases of type two diabetes.

So not only will this enrich the students PE lessons but it can also help to battle childhood obesity and can find new hobby’s for kids.

We caught up Ethan and Sam about what they think.

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