Great to see more high profile sports celebrities raising the profile of sports in schools. England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio says the government must take immediate action to improve physical activity in schools.
“We have a serious problem in this country,” Dallaglio told an audience of ministers, health professionals, sports leaders and health club operators at the ukactive National Summit. “Some schools have less than two hours physical activity a week and I don’t think that’s fair on young people.
“There’s way too much pressure put on academic results and nowhere near enough pressure on schools to give students a good education on what to eat and what constitutes good physical activity.
“I urge the government and the people who make policies: you need to bake metrics of physical activity and sport into how schools are governed and measured. We need to do something drastic and it has to come from government, right from the top, baked into the whole school curriculum.”