Primary Education News

24 Jul '14

News School PE lessons putting girls off sport, MPs' report finds

With 2 million fewer women than men playing regular sport, MPs call for schools to take girls' exercise more seriouslyGirls are being put off sport by PE lessons and must be offered more "imaginative" activities including dance and cycling, the Commons culture, media and sport watchdog has concluded. With 2 million fewer women than men playing regular sport, the cross-party group of MPs will call on the government to force schools into taking girls' exercise more seriously, especially in light of growing inactivity in children.They said this could be done by amending the public sector equality duty for schools to make clear that an equal amount of attention must be given to sport for girls as boys. Continue reading...

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