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  1. FlipGym workout cards now available on PE Scholar

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    PE Scholar is delighted to announce that starting from January 2013, FlipGym pocket workout cards will now be available to purchase directly from the PE Scholar store. FlipGym cards are ideal for educational use as they can be used to inform planning for health related exercise (HRE) or fitness schemes of work or unit plans, assist with the delivery of HRE or fitness lessons as a teaching or learning resource and can be used to help facilitate opportunities for students to become independent learners within lessons or for guidance when planning their own fitness training programme at the gym, at home or within GCSE PE or BTEC Sport.
  2. Guest Blog by Margaret Whitehead – Two hours of Physical Education no longer statutory and funding for Olympic athletes

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    I am shocked by the government move to give schools the responsibility to allocate time for physical education. The reason is extraordinary, being that in order to follow the two hour requirement, schools had been ‘filling’ physical education time with activities such as yoga and circus skills. While I feel that this relates to only a minority of schools, I see no reason why, if they increase leaner motivation, such activities should not be included. Many young people want to experience a wide range of physical challenges and may well be disillusioned by ‘more of the same’. Some of the most successful physical education programmes cover a wide variety of activities within and outside curriculum time to meet the interests and needs of all learners. I can see no positive outcome for this change in policy – only that there will be less time for any sort of physical activity...