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  School gives brains a gym workout
Updated 21 January 2004, 17.50
Brain gym helps concentration in class
The word 'gym' will probably make you think about running around, but pupils in Birmingham are busy exercising their minds doing 'brain gym'.

Kids at Allens Croft Primary School have found that giving their brains a workout helps them to concentrate.

There are 26 moves in total and they include putting your thinking cap on and pressing your brain button.

Brain gym exercises can help the brain to remember things, to think more clearly and concentrate more.

Connect brain

The idea is to connect the left and right sides of the brain, so that the whole brain can work together.

Ten-year-old Alicia said: "We thought it would never work, but it did!"

Gill Brooksmith, Brain Gym Instructor
Gill Brooksmith, Brain Gym Instructor

Gill Brooksmith is a Brain Gym Instructor and explained that when the brain gets stressed, information can sometimes get lost, and forgotten for a while.

Eleven-year-old Harry says; "It helps me concentrate and it stops me from running about the classroom like a lunatic!"

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