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Experts have recommended that PE should be give the same status as maths, English, science, and Welsh in schools to help tackle the obesity problem in Wales.

Current core subjects in Welsh schools don't include PE, which is categorised as a foundation subject.

Out of all children and young people in Wales, more than one-third are either overweight or obese, costing the Welsh NHS more than £70m a year.

A group chaired by multiple time Paralympic gold medallist, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson says if that step was taken, it would be the

first country in the world to make that move.

If PE was elevated to a core part of the Welsh curriculum, it would mean more time devoted to the subject in addition to teachers being required to be competent to deliver the subject on completion of their training.

Also a result, specialist teachers would need to work with schools to ensure high-quality provision of PE and in addition standards in physical education would be rigorously reviewed by both educational consortia and by schools inspectorate Estyn.

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Experts have recommended that PE should be give the same status as maths, English, science, and Welsh in schools to help tackle the obesity problem in Wales.
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