How the lack of sport in school is breeding yobs

Evening Standard UK 23 Apr 07
Yob culture is being fuelled by a failure to promote sport in schools, a report has warned. Depriving boys of regular involvement in games such as rugby and football increases their risk of under-achieving in class and drifting into crime. Researchers from Oxford University concluded that the Government’s aim of pupils taking part in at least two hours of physical education each week was inadequate.Competitive sports are particularly important for boys, who regularly under-achieve academically compared to girls, they said. Excelling on the playing field can boost the status of less academic boys and motivates them in class.

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