While there is a very high rate of drop-out from sport and exercise among students in exam years, participation in sport is unlikely to affect exam performance negatively and may well have a positive impact. Photograph: Thinkstock 2:19

Some children dread the annual school sports day that is coming up any week now. They are probably the same youngsters who rejoice in wet Saturday mor(...)

The O’Donoghue family: Derek, June, Lee (8) and Luke (5), with Taekwondo instructor Gerry Martin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Like many parents, mother-of-four June O’Donoghue worries about the possibility of any (...)