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Safety during PE lessons is everyone's responsibility: Heng Swee Keat

Published on Feb 6, 2014 6:12 PM
 
Primary 4 and 5 pupils from Yio Chu Kang Primary having their Physical Education (PE) lessons. Students should look out for one other and teachers should know their students well, and keep themselves updated in how to organise safe and robust physical education lessons, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Students should look out for one other and teachers should know their students well, and keep themselves updated in how to organise safe and robust physical education lessons, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat.

"It is my hope that our students will learn to enjoy sports and be physically active adults, right into their eighties, if not beyond," said Mr Heng. "Therefore we must pay attention to safety. starting from young."

Speaking to parents, educators and students on Thursday at the opening of this year's National School Games, Mr Heng said he was "deeply saddened" by the recent deaths of two male students, which occurred two days apart last month, during their PE lesson.

"Safety is everyone's responsibility," he added, urging students and parents to inform their teachers if a student is not feeling well, or have just recovered from an illness.

 
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