Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fife LibDems hail school PE targets

Liberal Democrat councillors welcomed the news that nearly all Fife schools were meeting the target of 2 hours physical education per week.

Group leader Cllr Tim Brett said, ‘I am delighted at the progress that Fife has made and that so many of our pupils are benefiting from so much activity. Only one school is not yet achieving 2 hours per week and I understand that steps are being taken to rectify this. 

‘Ensuring that pupils receive this amount of PE is vital because if they get into the habit of being active while young, they are more likely to continue to be so in adulthood, with consequential benefits to their long-term health. The importance of this should not be underestimated when 15% of children in Fife, like in nearly every other part of Scotland, are overweight, obese or severely obese.’

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