A new report warns that schoolchildren in England are the least fit they have ever been and suggests lack of government support for activities like swimming might be to blame…
But is the emphasis on sport the wrong one here? Indeed, is not sport and the associations if has for many – getting changed, requiring skills, equipment, competing etc – exactly the kind of thing that will drive many away (especially, perhaps, those most in need of improving their fitness)?
Instead, should more schools follow the example of the school in Scotland that has a daily mile for all come rain or shine? There is no equipment required, no skills needed, no getting change or anything like that. They just go outside for 15 minutes every day and move.
What do you think?