Action on school exercise urged by local MP

One in ten children in Haringey schools is not getting enough physical exercise figures uncovered this week by Lynne Featherstone MP have shown.

Official statistics show 11% of pupils are not receiving the minimum two hours of high quality physical education or sport a week.

Lynne Featherstone MP has called on Haringey Council to do more to achieve this basic target.

Commenting Ms. Featherstone says:

“Child obesity is quite literally a growing problem. Two hours a week is a bare minimum and it is extremely worrying that such a high proportion of local children are not even getting this.

“It is clear that Haringey Council needs to be upping its game on PE in school and I have requested an urgent report on what it is doing to ensure all our pupils are getting this basic requirement.”