Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Sport makes a come back

According to a report in Junior Education Plus, sport in schools seems to be making a comeback. A lot of the credit for this is due to the financial investment and an expansion in the options children have to choose from.

The School Sports Survery 2006/2007 has found that 86% of children in the 21700 maintained schools surveyed (primary and secondary) take part in at least two hours of PE a week, beating the Governments 85% target for 2008 a year ahead of schedule.

Activemark awards have been made to several schools.

There is now an average of 16 sport options available at primary schools. Football (98%), dance (96%) and athletics (93%) are still the most popular. But sports, such as archery (22%) and cycling (42%) are growing in popularity.

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