Monday, 11 February 2013

Youth Sports Trust chief executive is either a liar or a moron: shock

From The Evening Standard:

Pupils who do not get involved in sport will "hit a ceiling" academically, the head of the Youth Sport Trust warned today.

Chief executive John Steele said physical activity was essential to improving grades, and warned that schools that did not promote sport or PE would not be able to maximise their exam results.

He said: "If we don’t develop the body, the mind will hit a ceiling. Sport should not be seen as an extra. It is a part of a child’s education and if we fail to provide that we are setting up problems for future years."


The Youth Sport Trust is just another fake charity, of course.

5 comments:

A K Haart said...

"If we don’t develop the body, the mind will hit a ceiling"

We can tell he's a dull bureaucrat from his use of the definite article. Not just rubbish but stilted and unimaginative rubbish.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, and if you overdevelop a body, you will grow too tall and your mind will be damaged every time you bump your head on a door frame. it's a tough call.

adamcollyer said...

No, come on, he's right. Sport should not be seen as an extra. It's a definite minus.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AC, heh heh, nice one.

The Stigler said...

This is Gabe Newell: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Gabe_Newell_GDC_2010.jpg

I'm guessing he doesn't go to the gym and also hasn't met a cake he didn't make a friend of.

He also got to Harvard, dropped out, became a millionaire at Microsoft, developed Half-Life and then went on to create Steam, the online games distribution company and is worth over a billion dollars.