PE as a Leaving Cert subject?

Crana College PE teacher Shane McArt.

Crana College PE teacher Shane McArt.

Local teachers in favour with an official announcement likely

Local PE teachers have welcomed the forthcoming inclusion of physical education as a Leaving Cert subject.

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment – which helps set the school curriculum – is expected to imminently endorse PE as a State exam subject at secondary schools here.

The Inishowen Independent has learned that the NCCA discussed the move at a recent meeting but fell short of an official announcement while a number of minor issues are ironed out.

Shane McArt, a PE teacher at Crana College, said a large majority of his colleagues would support the move.

“I would definitely be in favour. Most PE teachers have fought hard for this over the years; fought to get equal recognition with other subjects.”

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