AQW 25638/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 12/09/2013
Answered On Date: 19/09/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Education what level of cycling is contained within the school sports curriculum.

The Department of Education does not hold this information.
Physical Education (PE) is a compulsory part of the revised curriculum for all pupils in Years 1 – 12. There are statutory requirements in relation to the delivery of Athletics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics and swimming; however, it would be a matter for individual schools to determine the activities and specific sports they offer their pupils when delivering PE.
There are a number of opportunities within the curriculum for teachers to discuss and encourage cycling as a healthy and sustainable mode of transport. Within the Personal Development and Mutual Understanding area of learning at primary level and Learning for Life and Work at post primary level, pupils have the opportunities to explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the importance of being physically active.