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# physical-education - Monday 11 December, 2017

PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year
# Physical Education
# Physical Education

PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year

Dec 11th 2017, 10:45 PM 24,700 Views 52 Comments

Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.

# physical-education - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones
# Student Attitudes
# Student Attitudes

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones

May 23rd 2017, 4:11 PM 7,845 Views 23 Comments

54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days

# physical-education - Monday 10 October, 2016

12 things you'll only remember if PE class was your personal form of torture
# The Bleep Test
From The Daily Edge
# The Bleep Test

12 things you'll only remember if PE class was your personal form of torture

Oct 10th 2016, 9:30 PM 8,996 Views 1 Comment

“Sir I can’t do PE today. I have an ingrown toenail.”

# physical-education - Thursday 12 May, 2016

PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland
# War On Obesity
# War On Obesity

PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland

May 12th 2016, 5:27 PM 33,529 Views 84 Comments

One expert said the plan could “be one of the major tipping points in Ireland’s obesity problem.”

# physical-education - Monday 23 June, 2014

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,614 Views 66 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

# physical-education - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

11 reasons P.E. class was a legitimate form of torture
# Hockey Horrors
From The Daily Edge
# Hockey Horrors

11 reasons P.E. class was a legitimate form of torture

May 21st 2014, 1:13 PM 34,021 Views 31 Comments

No. Anything but the bleep test.

# physical-education - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
# Resources
# Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

May 13th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,205 Views 17 Comments

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# physical-education - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.

Jan 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,329 Views 87 Comments

We have the opportunity to develop a course on basic human nutrition, physical education and life skills to young people, other than just playing some games – so let’s take it, writes Steve Doody.

# physical-education - Sunday 12 January, 2014

David Gillick on the push to make PE a core examinable subject in Irish secondary schools
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

David Gillick on the push to make PE a core examinable subject in Irish secondary schools

Jan 12th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,000 Views 64 Comments

The Dublin-born athlete also chatted to us about his recent struggles with injury, “cheats” in athletics and his stint on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland.

# physical-education - Monday 6 January, 2014

Majority of teachers believe students' fitness should be tested
# Education
# Education

Majority of teachers believe students' fitness should be tested

Jan 6th 2014, 3:15 PM 15,145 Views 71 Comments

The research comes as a company plans to test the fitness levels of First, Second and Third Year pupils.

# physical-education - Thursday 10 October, 2013

31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food
Live Oct 10th 2013, 6:45 AM

31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food

# physical-education - Saturday 11 May, 2013

8 reasons why P.E was the only reason to get out of bed for school
# Gym Rats
From The42
# Gym Rats

8 reasons why P.E was the only reason to get out of bed for school

May 11th 2013, 10:40 AM 3,496 Views 2 Comments

Including piano goal celebrations, Spiderman undies in the public swimming pool and vomit-inducing rope climbs.

# physical-education - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools
# PE
# PE

Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools

Mar 31st 2013, 8:45 AM 12,561 Views 44 Comments

The EU’s physical health body reveals that every other EU state spends more time on primary physical education than we do.

# physical-education - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?

Jan 17th 2013, 10:11 AM 10,284 Views 113 Comments

A new study shows risk factors for heart disease can be found in Irish children as young as 10, so should schools increase time spent on physical activities?

# physical-education - Thursday 24 November, 2011

WATCH: Eamonn Coghlan gets Senators exercised - literally - in the Seanad
# Balancing The Books
# Balancing The Books

WATCH: Eamonn Coghlan gets Senators exercised - literally - in the Seanad

Nov 24th 2011, 10:50 AM 2,586 Views 7 Comments

Eamonn Coghlan asked members of the Seanad to try out some balance exercises during a debate on PE teaching yesterday.