School sport at risk, says Labour

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Labour says the government has risked “salami slicing” school sport by abolishing a requirement that all pupils do at least two hours PE a week, according to a post this week from BBC News.

The party is calling for “tough action” to deliver a schools’ sport legacy to match the success of the Olympics.

It says recent data suggests just more than about half of children do this much exercise, down from 90% in 2010.

The government said it was putting competitive sport at the heart of the new national curriculum.

In a new action plan, launched ahead of Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the year final, Labour calls for the two-hour a week of PE requirement to be reinstated.

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2 responses to “School sport at risk, says Labour”

  1. Councillor Gavin Barrie says :

    I think you’ll find this article refers to an education system run by a different government from ours.

  2. Claire Cowell says :

    The Scottish Government requires that all S1 – 4 pupils do 2 periods of PE per week. I don’t think that this has changed.

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