Monday, January 21, 2008

UK : Kids need more PE and Playgrounds




Schools will be encouraged to build more playgrounds, introduce food education classes and offer 4 hours of PE each week, according to the London Sun. Additionally, NEARLY a million pupils are doing less than the two hours a week of PE and sport recommended by the Government, official figures revealed yesterday.

The huge number represents a devastating setback to Labor’s drive to combat rising obesity rates among the young.

Mr Laws, Lib-Dem schools spokesman said: “As more kids grow up obese, sport at school becomes absolutely vital.

“How can we expect to find and train Olympic champions of the future if children aren’t taking part in sport at school?”

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