When I read that a study for the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation had concluded that girls don't like PE, my first thought was-
I wonder if there is a Men's Sport and Fitness Foundation?
Of course there isn't, but there is a debate about the value and purpose of PE in schools going on.
Now this is something we can argue until the cows come home.(Which judging by the size of some of the kids and staff at my local school, happens each day at 3.30pm).
So what should the purpose of School PE actually be?
Should it try and encourage pupils to lead active healthy lifestyles when they become adults?
Should it try and give the kids experience of as many different sports as possible?
Is it about letting them experience Teamwork, obeying the referee and learning the value of competition?
Or should it simply be an opportunity for the bigger pupils to bully the smaller ones?