Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Survey Results

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Survey Results

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60 per cent of children in the Midlands read less than two books over the whole summer, compared to 50 per cent in the North and 37 per cent in the South.

Northern children are the most addicted to computer games, spending 22 per cent of their time on the computer over the summer, compared to 10 per cent in the Midlands and eight per cent in the South.

Children in the Midlands are least active, with over a quarter spending no time at all playing sport (28 per cent), whereas 14 per cent of children in the North spend more than 20 hours a week playing sport.

Nearly half of children in the North spend more than 15 hours a week watching TV (47 per cent) compared to a quarter in the South.

72 per cent of children in the Midlands, 64 per cent in the North and 58 per cent in the South spend less than the recommended amount of time reading per week. …

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