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Sport Stars Slam Gove's School Punishment Plan

#1  Postby HomerJay » Feb 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Leading athletes are among thousands who have condemned Michael Gove's decision to punish children with exercise.

More than 8,000 people have signed a petition against the education secretary’s guidance that lists "extra physical activity such as running around a playing field" as a recommended punishment...

The petition was set up by former head of Conservative Future, Gavin Megaw, and calls on the education secretary to remove the guidance.

He said: "It sends the wrong message that physical activity, in particular running, is a negative action and not something to enjoy rather than something that ensures a healthy mind and body."

Carrie Lynch, head teacher at designated sports college Great Baddow High School, said: "We want young people to value health and fitness throughout their lives so we certainly would not want them to perceive exercise as a punishment."

Announcing the guidance earlier this month, Mr Gove said teachers must "get tough" on pupils.

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Re: Sport Stars Slam Gove's School Punishment Plan

#2  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 24, 2014 5:57 pm

much the same reason why 'lines' and essays went out of fashion...using literacy as a punishment...
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#3  Postby chairman bill » Feb 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Does this look like a kid that enjoyed cross country runs?

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#4  Postby HomerJay » Feb 24, 2014 6:03 pm

His original suggestion was that punishment should be left to the fags but people pointed out there were no fags in state schools.

Gove calls for state schools to be more like private schools


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#5  Postby Oeditor » Mar 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Getting PE a bad name? It's got a bad name for most children, that's why Gove's selected it as a (cruel and unnatural) punishment. As for fags, if they catch any staff pupils with them they'll no doubt send them running - benignly, to get the CO out of their systems, of course.
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