Originally published March 12, 2021 by NewsTalkZB.co.
A veteran PE teacher says school curriculum demands are taking their toll on physical education.
New research by Otago University suggests schools should commit two and a half hours to PE every week, to ensure young people get enough exercise.
Gayton told Mike Hosking he's been a PE teacher for more than four decades, and remembers a time when two hours a week was mandatory for all students.
"The mandate part of it has also gone, so some school have basically no physical education at all."