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Teaching staff say the average height of schoolchildren has increased since the 1970s. One of the leaders of the teachers’ union NASUWT said the weight of 14-year-old male students has increased from an average of 5 pounds 10 pounds in 1970 to 8.5 pounds now. They said the average height has also increased.

The NASUWT official said the height of 14-year-old students over the past 50 years has increased.

Elaine Paling of the NASUWT said the height of 14-year-old teenage students has gone from 4ft 10in to 5ft 8in over the past 50 years.

The comments were made to delegates at the teachers union’s annual conference in Birmingham on Sunday.

Ms Paling told the audience she was ‘a big fan of statistics’ and said the figures were taken from the World Health Organization website.

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Fergal McGuckin, another teacher, told the conference that stepping into his A-level classes felt like stepping into “the land of giants”.

He said, “As a 5-foot-8 person, I feel really challenged vertically in these environments.”

A 2021 Labor Party analysis found that the number of secondary school students in classes of at least 31 had risen from one in 10 in 2010 to a current number of almost one in seven students.

According to a recent survey, children in the UK are growing up with better nutrition.

A survey of 5,000 young people aged 7 to 16 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, published by the Office for National Statistics and the Center for Statistical Education at Nottingham Trent University, found that an average 15-year-old boy at the start of the millennium was 5 feet 8 inches tall.

It was about nine inches taller than someone his age would have been in 1837.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-18 09:29:29

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