Funding needed for programs to encourage exercise in schools: Australian Education Union

Rob Inglis
By Rob Inglis
May 24 2021 - 11:00pm
A damning survey of secondary school students has prompted the Australian Education Union's Tasmanian branch to call for governments to pump additional funding into programs to encourage students to exercise more during and after school hours.

More government funding is needed to promote physical activity in schools says the Australian Education Union's Tasmanian branch after a national survey found five in every six children aged between 12 and 17 weren't meeting the minimum recommended guidelines for exercise.

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Rob Inglis

Rob Inglis

Journalist

Rob Inglis is a reporter with The Examiner, covering state and federal politics. He is based in Hobart.