Cameron scraps '2-hr sports target' for students as schools filling requirement with 'Bollywood Bhangra'Aug 11, 10:19 am
London, Aug 11 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that it was necessary to scrap the requirement for two hours of sports in a week for students in the UK, as he felt too many schools were fulfilling the target with activities like 'Indian dancing'."I see it with my own children ... because you know, the two hours that is laid down is often met through sort of Indian dancing classes. Now, I've got nothing against Indian dancing classes but that's not really sport," The Telegraph quoted Cameron, as saying.The Prime Minister insisted that in order to build on the Olympic legacy, it was necessary to improve the culture around sports in schools and societies, rather than focusing solely on money and targets."The trouble we have had with targets up to now, which was two hours a week, is that a lot of schools were meeting that by doing things like Indian dance or whatever, that you and I probably wouldn't think of as sport, so there's a danger of thinking all you need is money and a target," Cameron added.He stressed that students in British schools should be exposed to a diverse range of sports and be given proper facilities and equipments for the same."I think we should be doing as much sport in schools as possible. We have got to deliver that by dealing with all the different things. We need to make sure facilities are there. Next, we need to make sure that the money's there," Cameron said."If it was just about money and setting targets, we wouldn't have a problem, but the fact is we also have to raise our ambition and change the culture so that we really encourage sport and competitive sport in schools," he added. (ANI)
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