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#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week – Panorama – Rugby and the Brain: Tackling the Truth

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

On Monday on BBC2, Panorama – Rugby and the Brain: Tackling the Truth (8:30pm) looks into the world of sports injuries, and the research taking place to minimise the damage done to the body.

From the BBC:

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off, former rugby international John Beattie investigates the link between the sport and brain injuries. He hears worries from those inside the industry that the elite game is putting players at risk, and how these risks could affect the future of the sport. As John travels to the United States to look at scientific evidence that a rugby career can damage the brain long term, top doctors in the game explain what the sport is doing to tackle the problem.

Sections of this episode of Panorama may be useful for GCSE Biology classes, but also for those studying Physical Education and Sports Science.


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