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“”Primary school headteachers are failing to provide pupils with high- quality PE and sports skills…”

“Primary school headteachers are failing to provide pupils with high- quality PE and sports skills and are instead happy to just see children “running around, making lots of noise”, the head of UK Sport has warned. Baroness Sue Campbell, who is also chair of the Youth Sport Trust, said secondary schools were beginning to realise the potential beneficial effects that PE and sport could have on their pupils, but criticised primaries for lagging behind.”

This is the core difference between physical activity, which most definitely has its place, and physical education, which takes into account and builds on developmental stages over key periods of time to the best benefit of each child participating. Both should be fun!

UK sport chief: PE is not just a game – news – TES