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10/06/13 12:31

Ministers see investment in school PE

Two Scottish Government Ministers will visit an Edinburgh primary school tomorrow to see how innovative physical education lessons are helping to drive pupil participation and increase confidence.

Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages Dr Alasdair Allan and Commonwealth Games and Sport Minister Shona Robison will visit Tollcross Primary School, which is one of hundreds of schools across Scotland using Education Scotland funding to raise the quantity and quality of PE in schools.

The visit will come ahead of a Scottish Government debate on youth sport in the Scottish Parliament later tomorrow afternoon.

The Scottish Government is committed to delivering in partnership with local authorities at least two hours PE per week to pupils in primary schools and at least two periods of PE per week to S1-S4 pupils in secondary schools by 2014.

Dr Allan and Ms Robison will be available for picture and interview opportunities alongside pupils and teachers.


Tuesday, June 10, 2013

10:15 – Ministers arrive to meet pupils and staff involved in devising an innovative PE project at Tollcross using QR code technology.

10:45 – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – Dr Allan and Ms Robison will observe a presentation at the nearby canal path, from pupils taking part in an exercise circuit using QR code technology. This will provide a backdrop for photo opportunities and interviews.

11:15 – Ministers depart

Location: Tollcross Primary School, 117 Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG.

Google Maps link to Tollcross Primary School