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Football Manager to be used in PE lessons at schools

A teacher has revealed that video games such as Football Manager could be introduced as part of PE lessons within Northeast schools.

These plans were first discussed by the Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education.

However, the idea was bought forward by Len Almond, former foundation director of the British Heart Foundation National Centre.

Almond said: “Games such as Football Manager are a very good way to get people to understand football and the role it has in our society.”

The association, which has more than 300 members, believes games such as Just Dance and WiiFit could be introduced into PE lessons.

Iain Stanger, president of the association, and PE teacher at Aberdeen Grammar School, added: “I know some schools using fantasy role games and others such as Minecraft, which have the potential to enhance people’s learning.

“Games such as Just Dance and Wii Fit also have the potential to do this.”

Even Football Manager seemed surprised by the news: 

Check out PCR’s review of Football Manager 2015 here.

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