One in six British children cannot swim


A study of 1500 British children aged six to 15 reveals a generation turning its back on sport. One in six cannot swim, one in ten had not learned to ride a bicycle, and almost a quarter had never run 400 metros. British children are more than twice as likely to spend their free time watching television (79%) than playing sport (34%), and also to choose internet or video games over sports. 33% did not own a bike, compared with 77% who owned a games console. And what is really sad, is that 15% had never played sport with their parents. Read more here on


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