Plans to introduce physical education as  a Leaving Cert subjects have been welcomed, but teachers say they raise more  questions than answers. Photo: iStock

During his campaign to become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar pledged to make physical education an exam subject option for the Leaving Cert. If we’re to ta(...)

Sofia Gutsaeva and Emma Kennedy who attend Jesus and Mary College, Goatstown, in Dublin,  and Luke Pendlebury, who is a student at Coláiste Éanna, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Leaving Cert years can be all a little overwhelming. The workload seems to grow and grow and it might seem like all you can – or, indeed, shoul(...)

Brenda Cassidy, founder of My Home PE, an online interactive homework tool for children aged 4-9 aimed at boosting physical activity outside school hours. Photograph: Alan Betson

The way children exercise has changed enormously. Safety fears and apartment living have given them less space to play, while increased access to tech(...)