Pe Lessons

Separate PE Classes for Fat Kids is Not the Answer

Angela Meadows | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Angela Meadows

The idea of school PE should be to not only to force children to 'endure' the classes until they're old enough to give them up for good. The ultimate goal should be foster a good relationship with physical activity that sets the children up for a future in which an active lifestyle plays a part.

A Golden Olympics Legacy Under Threat

Kevin Brennan | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

Some may question the value of PE and school sport citing their own school experiences of poor quality PE teaching in a bygone age. But research shows that physical activity can help to improve academic performance. Indeed specialist sports colleges were often the most improved schools academically in recent years.

Too Much Talk, Too Little Sport

PA | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Many PE lessons are failing to improve pupils' fitness, while not enough youngsters are playing competitive sport to a high level, inspectors warned o...

Girl Who Died During A PE Lesson Had 'Rare Heart Condition'

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A 15-year-old schoolgirl who collapsed and died in front of fellow pupils suffered a rare heart condition, an inquest has heard. Lily Webster, a Ye...

Inquest Due To Open Into Death Of Student During PE Lesson

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl who died suddenly during a PE lesson will be held on Tuesday. Lily Webster, a Year 11 pupil at Stow...

Schoolgirl Dies After PE Lesson

Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A 15-year-old girl has died after being taken suddenly ill during a PE lesson. Lily Webster, a Year 11 pupil at Stowmarket High School, was taking ...