A third of school children in Sheffield skip breakfast because of exam stress new research has revealed. The figures have been released as primary school children across the country begin taking their SATS exams.
Figures for Sheffield are as follows:-
- One in four pupils who did not eat breakfast were unable to concentrate during exams and became anxious and irritable.
- 36 per cent skipped meals because of nerves
- One in five pupils said they never ate breakfast
- 50 per cent said they wished they had eaten breakfast before their exams
Figures for Leeds are as follows:
- One in five pupils felt more pressure from their teachers when they sat their SATs
- Nerves left half of pupils unable to sleep during exams
- 19 per cent said they could not eat
- 62 per cent of pupils said not eating breakfast would leave them tiered during exams
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