A recent government study in the U.K. found that fewer school children are participating in school sports and are signing up for more “fun” non-competitive alternatives like circus skills (think juggling) and yoga, reported the Telegraph.co.uk.
According to the article: “The study found that 58 per cent of secondary schools – and almost a third of
all schools – offered cheerleading as a sport, more than a fifth
trampolining, 21 per cent yoga and 18 per cent ‘circus skills’. This compares to the number offering rugby falling from almost three quarters
of schools in 2006 to two thirds now.”
Could this be a new trend in the United States, too? Do you think it could be a good thing?