School sport at risk, says Labour
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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