Irish children rank amongst the most unfit in Europe – so should we have more PE in school?

Originally published March 4, 2019 in The Independent IE.

Only 19 percent are getting the recommended one hour of daily vigorous activity. So should we have more exercise on our school curriculum? Third level students Claire Sexton, Juliette Fortune, Roisin Kavanagh & Sarah Murphy make the case for PE.

According to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, physical education (PE) in schools contributes to children’s overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. Here, Sports Science and Health students from DCU share some insights on the current state of PE. Read More