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#Physical Education

# physical-education - Monday 11 December, 2017

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

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

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

# physical-education - Monday 10 October, 2016

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

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

“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

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?

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

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

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

No. Anything but the bleep test.

# physical-education - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.

# physical-education - Saturday 11 May, 2013

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

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

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

Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Poll: Should PE be a subject for the Leaving Cert? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should PE be a subject for the Leaving Cert?

Ruairí Quinn says physical education will be offered as a Junior Cert subject in the coming years. Should it be on the Leaving?

# physical-education - Thursday 24 November, 2011

WATCH: Eamonn Coghlan gets Senators exercised - literally - in the Seanad Balancing The Books This post contains videos

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

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