The Telegraph is reporting that the Youth Sports Trust has called on the next Government to urgently prioritise sport and physical activity in schools following major new research which reports “unacceptably” low levels.
Sport England’s annual Active Lives survey was published on Thursday and, while it did show some improvements in children’s activity levels, especially outside of school, the findings underlined trends which UK sports leaders have called “a public health emergency”.
The governing bodies of every major sport have jointly written to the political parties to urge at least an hour of sport and physical activity during every school day.
Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan this week outlined new £17 million plans for upskilling primary school teachers in PE and promised that Ofsted will now be “specifically tasked with inspecting and reporting on PE”.
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