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Make sport less competitive to get girls involved, MPs say

PE lessons and an emphasis on competition are putting schoolgirls off participating in sport, MPs warn today.









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EMBARGO Make sport less competitive to get girls involved, MPs say

PE lessons and an emphasis on competition are putting schoolgirls off participating in sport, MPs warn today.









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State school sport ‘not competitive’

Too many state school pupils are being denied the chance to take part in competitive sport by heads who treat it as an “optional extra”, says Ofsted.
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Sport ‘builds girls’ confidence’

Girls should take part in competitive sports to build their confidence and leadership, argues a group of leading girls’ schools.
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Rise in adults taking part in sport

The number of adults regularly taking part in sport or physical activity are at their highest levels, according to a survey.
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Competitive sport ‘puts off pupils’

The majority of children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, a survey suggests.
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Children shun competition in school sport

Competitive dads across the country should brace themselves. Almost two out of three children would either be relieved or “not bothered” if the competitive element were taken out of school sport.









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Teachers must sign up for drama and sport, say MPs

Teachers should be obliged to take part in extracurricular activities such as sport and drama, according to an influential MPs’ report out today.


    








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Primary school sport £750m pledge

Primary schools in England are going to share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.
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Pushy parents ‘spoil school sport’

Badly behaved parents can spoil school sport for their children, a prep school head teacher warns.
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