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  Skateboarders called in to shake up PE
Updated 01 November 2001, 16.53

Fed up with football? Sick of swimming?

Skateboarding is the latest trick being used to try to make PE in school more popular.

More and more children are suffering from health problems - and part of the reason is that they aren't active enough.

Boring!

PE in particular has been blamed for being boring or out-of-date.


BMX and boarding experts have now started touring schools across Britain with a mission to make PE more exciting.

They set up a huge half-pipe in the school hall, provide boards, bikes and safety gear, and get children riding up and down the slopes.

According to one of the organisers, BMX champion Shawn Scarf, the idea arose when he realised he never wanted to do traditional school sports like football or rugby.

"I was never really that involved with them - but I wanted to ride my bike instead," he said.

So what do you think? Is this a good way of doing PE - or perhaps your school is doing something even better?

Let us know by sending in your comments on the right.


 
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