PE should be given same status as maths and English to tackle obesity timebomb, report finds

Physical education must be given the same emphasis as maths and English if Wales is to tackle the “obesity time-bomb” facing many of its youngsters, a new report has warned.

A review led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson recommends physical education (PE) be made a core subject in Welsh schools, with all teachers required to demonstrate proficiency in PE as part of their training.

Evidence shows that childhood obesity rates in Wales are the highest in the UK and Baroness Grey-Thompson is concerned failure to act will see the problem exacerbated.

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