As part of tackling the crisis in the mental health of young people, schools are being urged to put physical education at the front of their curriculum.
According to a new poll by the National Education Union, the pressure from Sats and expectations in general. Are taking the toll on more vulnerable pupils.
Four in five teachers believe that over the last two years there has been a rise in pupils experiencing mental health problems.
Studies by sports England have shown the mental health benefits of sport and activity. It also found that girls become disengaged in sports and inactive as they go through school. Sports England would like schools to offer girls a wider choice through Girls Active scheme. Which is delivered by the Youth Sports Trust
The research found that secondary schools are reducing time for PE on the curriculum. It is important to turn this around to help young people be healthy and happy both physically and emotionally.