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A 'bleeping' ridiculous idea?

New government plans could see children undergo annual fitness tests including the dreaded ‘bleep tests’.

Bleep tests involve running between two markers before a bleep sounds with the intervals becoming increasingly shorter.

They are used by, among others, emergency services to test people’s fitness.

As part of the programme, schools would send information to children’s parents explaining how un/fit their offspring are.

Is this just another example of a government taking a big brother approach or is the time to go softly-softly on childhood obesity finally over?

Schools have to keep parents informed about their child’s academic performance so should that now include health and well being also?

What’s happening and what do schools think where you work?

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