Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson: PE 'should have same status as maths'

24 June 2013 Last updated at 07:39 BST

PE should be given the same status as maths, English, science and Welsh in schools to help tackle obesity in Wales, experts have recommended.

A group chaired by Paralympic multi-gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson says it would be the first country in the world to take that step.

It would mean more time for sport, but unions worry too many core curriculum subjects could dilute their importance.

The Welsh government said it would consider the recommendation.

Baroness Grey-Thompson told Mark Hutchings on BBC Radio Wales the issue was not about sport, it was about the health of the nation.

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