Fall in number of hours of PE delivered in schools poses threat to wellbeing.
Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2023 15:00
The Youth Sport Trust believes cuts to the hours of Physical Education on the curriculum pose a further threat to the wellbeing of young people, and should be a matter of immediate national concern.
The latest figures released by the government on Friday show a further 4000 hours of PE have been lost from the curriculum in state-funded secondary schools in the last academic year. These cuts come against a backdrop of declining children's health and wellbeing, increasing time spent online, and continued challenges with school engagement and attendance. The reduction continues a trend that has seen the amount of PE and sport in secondary schools in England fall by more than 12% since the 2012 London Olympics.
Follow the link below to hear what the Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust had to say on the matter: