Obesity is the leading cause of ill health in children. Olympians and experts believe if students reduce their amount of sedentary behaviour at school by standing up whilst doing their work that it will help reduce the risk of them becoming obese and developing any other chronic conditions.
“Standing Orders” writer Hore, education reporter, has used a lot of different expert opinions. One from Olympian Jane Flemming, AMA president Dr Muchael Gannon, The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Deakin University and the Mount Albert principal Jason Walker. A majority of this article is based on expert opinions and suggestions on how schools can change the amount of sedentary behaviour whilst at school.
Hore used a variety of different techniques through out the article such as emotive language in the title “Standing Orders” this is trying to make people feel as if they need to make a change because it is an “order”, it is also a pun because “Standing Orders” is also a legal term. “Olympians push for students to get on their feet in class” is an appeal to students, parents and teachers to read the article. “Obesity is a public crisis” is an over-exaggeration and is trying to make readers feel that obesity is a bigger issue than it actually is.
The article is made to make you feel that students are sitting down too much and they should try and change this, but Jason Walker said from Mount Albert Primary School where they are trialling this theory the students know how they learn best so they have the right to choose.
The picture in this article kind of defeats the purpose of the article because they are wearing active wear, so it’s showing that the students are already fairly active and healthy students. Other than that the photo has a gender balance and every student is learning in a different way so it is supporting the principals argument of students know how they learn best.
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Blog written by Isi