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.”