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From TheJournal.ie Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it? Rack Up The Points This post contains a poll

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the benefits would be “far-reaching”.

From TheJournal.ie PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year Physical Education

PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year

Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.

From The42 'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will' Crisis

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'

PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child' PE

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'

Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.

12 things you'll only remember if PE class was your personal form of torture

“Sir I can’t do PE today. I have an ingrown toenail.”

From TheJournal.ie Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity Get Moving

Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity

It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.

From TheJournal.ie Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools? Childhood Obesity

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

From TheJournal.ie Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week National Recreation Week

Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week

Other activities like beach cricket, film production and tree-top walking will be on offer to children across the country as part of a week-long initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Irish kids get a 'D minus' for physical activity (but that's not too bad, apparently) Must Try Harder

Irish kids get a 'D minus' for physical activity (but that's not too bad, apparently)

Only between 12 per cent and 43 cent of children actually get enough physical activity, according to the latest ‘Report Card’.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Morning! Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men suffering premature ejaculation urged to 'take control' Premature Ejaculation

Irish men suffering premature ejaculation urged to 'take control'

A new campaign launched today is aimed at encouraging men to talk about the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES. Opinion

Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.

We have the opportunity to develop a course on basic human nutrition, physical education and life skills to young people, other than just playing some games – so let’s take it, writes Steve Doody.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of teachers believe students' fitness should be tested Education

Majority of teachers believe students' fitness should be tested

The research comes as a company plans to test the fitness levels of First, Second and Third Year pupils.

From TheJournal.ie 31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food Heart Health

31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food

A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools PE

Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools

The EU’s physical health body reveals that every other EU state spends more time on primary physical education than we do.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours? Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?

Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school Opinion

Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school

Lesley Anderson, a single mother of two children, tells her story about the difficulties she faces meeting the ‘back to school’ costs.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: The largest gym class you’ve (probably) ever seen This post contains images

PHOTOS: The largest gym class you’ve (probably) ever seen

Yes, it’s in China…