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Dame Tanni Grey Thompson Wants PE To Be Made A Core Subject To Tackle Obesity

June 24, 2013

Readers, I never thought I would be writing that headline. I have written here and here about what PE being a core subject would mean for disabled children in mainstream schools.

All that’s left to say is that if PE ever became a core subject, full provision would need to be made to ensure that any disabled students in mainstream schools could participate safely and to the best of their physical ability.

I know Dame Tanni is a Paralympian, so her interest in sport is natural.  I am one of her many admirers. However, I do find it surprising that she, as a disabled person, has given her support to this idea. Maybe she didn’t feel different and out of place in mainstream PE lessons, as I did. Surely she has thought about how disabled children would cope in mainstream PE lessons? I’m surprised to find this point hasn’t been covered here.


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