Source: association for Physical Education 21.06.21
The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has launched a report from its Education Taskforce which issues a clear call to government to put physical education at the heart of school life.
The pandemic has taken a huge toll on our children and young people. Schools and playgrounds were closed to many of them for long periods, and with this went the opportunity for many of them to experience physical education and to be active.
The simple truth is that our children and young people are nowhere near active enough. Whilst it’s true that COVID has had an impact, barely 50% of children were doing enough to stay healthy before the pandemic.
This experience and lifestyle for our young people has to change. PE is the only statutory entitlement for all children and young people to be active, and is the foundation stone in achieving an active, healthy life, but still is not treated with the respect and priority that it deserves.