Resources key to make PE a realistic choice for Leaving Cert

Irish Examiner Tuesday 13th December 2017

Teachers, equipment, and other resources are needed if physical education is to be a realistic Leaving Certificate subject choice in all schools, principals have warned.

The message follows this week’s announcement by Education Minister Richard Bruton that the new PE subject will be available as an option in more than 50 schools from September 2018. The students in these first-phase schools will be able to take it as a Leaving Certificate exam in 2020, and it is planned to open it up to all the country’s second-level schools after that.

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