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    I agree with compulsory PE as well. Our kids have 4 periods a week.

    It's easy for me to say because my kids are coordinated and sporty, they love it plus I run a swimming pool so it is their lifestyle.

    I definitely believe in developing children's natural gifts. For some that is sport, others music, art, whatever. I do think that everyone needs physical activity everyday though (not necessarily team sport), for their health and also their mental wellbeing. They should provide more options for kids who don't enjoy 'sport.'
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    Sorry, to clarify I meant compulsory after school and weekend sports.

    PE as a subject during school hours I agree is necessary. Although being forced to do it in year 12 is going a bit far! It would have pulled my TER down majorly lol!

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    My philosophy is that everyone should have three things, work/school, home/family/friends and and interest or hobby that has a social aspect outside of those two confines.

    DS11 HATES all competive sports, but happily loves drama and dance. You cannot cajole, persuade or force DS into a 'sport'. He suffers through golf because at his age he doesn't play against anyone. He's been asked several times if he'd like to play 3 holes with 3 other kids his age and he just won't. He will not compete.

    So long as he maintains a healthy interest outside of school/work and family/friends/home I am more than happy.

    So for DS a school that's focuses in sport would be worse than a waste of time.

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    Elijah's mum, i agree with your DH. We will also encourage DS into sport for survival and self defence skills such as swimming, martial arts. Swimming is non negotiable, others are, if he doesn't like something we won't force him. I tried many things when i was young, table tennis, badminton, aerobic, swimming, aikido, taekwondo,... I loved taekwondo and did it for a few years.

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    Physical activity is important, definitely, but I won't force the issue of structured sport. SS (14yo) is not "sporty" but he did jujitsu for five/six years and before that Auskick or soccer since he was about four. When he said at the end of last year that he wanted to give it up we said OK but as long as he did something physical for the health benefits. He decided he'd like to go to the gym, which he does two/three times a week, and he plays social tennis once a week. Just getting them moving is the biggest thing, particularly teenage boys who would happily play computer games constantly if they were allowed.

    When SS is with us on weekends DH makes a conscious effort to take him bushwalking or kayaking or similar to get him outside, moving and into nature.


 

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