Physical Education Levels at Record High in Local Schools
Fiona Hyslop MSP welcomes success of Scottish Government drive to get young people active
Fiona Hyslop MSP has welcomed new figures showing that 100% of school children in West Lothian are now receiving the recommended amount of exercise at school.
In 2010 55 per cent of Scottish primary schools received at least two hours of PE a week compared to just 5% in 2005 – and now that figure stands at 99% across Scotland and 100% here in West Lothian.
Welcoming this Fiona said:
“Physical education is the best possible way to promote and ensure a level of fitness for young people in Scotland. And it gives our young athletes of the future a chance to excel at an early age – so these figures are a credit to our schools and teachers across West Lothian.
“These figures are a strong sign of the great progress that is being made in our local schools to ensure our children and young people are more active and ultimately living healthier lifestyles.”
More school leavers in positive destinations http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/More-school-leavers-in-positive-destinations-1a1d.aspx
PE stats http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/2579/7#table10
Further notes: (2010) 55% of primary pupils now getting two hours of PE a week http://news.stv.tv/scotland/212668-55-of-primary-pupils-now-getting-two-hours-of-pe-a-week/