Eight Donegal schools to roll out PE as a Leaving Cert subject

80 schools around the country including 8 in Donegal have been chosen to start the roll-out of PE as a Leaving Cert subject.

The Abbey Vocational School in Donegal town is just one where students will start the curriculum in September before sitting the exam in 2020.

It’s part of the government’s plan to make Ireland’s education system the best in Europe by 2026.

Donal O’Shea, the HSE’s Clinical Lead for Obesity, says the move could help to tackle Ireland’s childhood obesity crisis: