Primary schools in rural...
- Education Professionals
By 2008, the government wants 85 per cent of pupils to be doing at least two hours of high quality PE and sport within school each week.
By 2010, the ambition is for all children to be doing at least four hours a week. Of those, it's expected at least two should be within the curriculum, and the rest out of school hours, or in the community and clubs.
The Manor School in Mansfield, a specialist sports college, is addressing the challenge with a range of opportunities designed to involve all students.
Some groups who would traditionally have low participation rates are specially targeted. Options include not only traditional team games, but also martial arts, boccia, trampolining, rocketball, yoga and street dance.
The Manor School's approach doesn't just rely on diverse provision. It also ensures that high quality is maintained, and that leadership by students is used as a tool to increase participation.
Part of the series: Get Physical (Secondary)