Sharing facilities – or shifting problems? The school sport debate

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Hot on the heels of the discussion about how we can get kids into sport comes the suggestion from the BOA Chairman Lord Moynihan that private schools must share their sports facilities. In the Telegraph Paul Kelso rightly argues that there is a hole at the heart of the school sport policy although unfortunately his reference to the regrettably used term  ‘physical literacy’ demonstrates his own limited understanding of the debate. There is nothing wrong in sharing facilities if there is the desire and good-will to make it work; but without staff with the correct skills to engage children when they are there are we not simple shifting the problem from one place to another?