GIRLS are more interested in physical education (PE) classes than they were a decade ago because of changes in curriculum and class facilities.

That’s according to Head of PE at Stretford High School, Gillian Robinson, who was responding to comments by Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton that sport and PE at school was “the stuff of nightmares for girls”.

Teacher Robinson said: “If you’re going back 10 years, then it’s a fair comment.”  She went on to explain how the national curriculum now caters for girls, as well as unsporty boys, with dance and other outdoor team-building activities being taught.

Referring to changing facilities the teacher added: “There used to be more of a stigma but now the students feel more comfortable with each other.”

Siobhan Maguire takes a look at how the PE class is changing.

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