Friday 20 April 2018

We should be very worried about sport in our schools

Colm O'Rourke

Colm O'Rourke

After the storm comes the hurricane. The Government may feel that the winds will soon abate, with pensioners at least partly appeased.

Now, though, the chill from the education sector will be felt and this will be a great deal colder as parents in particular are beginning to realise that the whole ethos of a fair and proper education system is being comprehensively dismantled.

Teachers held fire out of respect to pensioners, but it is now apparent that the changes in second level education will seriously damage classroom teaching and make extra-curricular activities either very difficult or almost impossible. It is in these activities where a lot of the learning takes place, with sport one of the main casualties.

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