School sport or school play?

In a recent interview, John Coates,  Head of the Australian Olympic Committee, called for sport to be made compulsory in schools. The minister for school education,Peter Garrett ruled out making competitive sport compulsory, saying he doesn’t think kids should be forced “out on to a sporting field if they’ve got other interests”. Unfortunately, Australia’s culture of self worth […]

Dropping the ball

Australia isn’t the only country planning to drop mandatory physical education from the school curriculum. The British Government has recently made the decision to “scrap” the Labour Party’s current two-hour a week target for compulsory sport in British Schools. The decision has recently been slammed with criticism from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who […]