Football Manager could become part of PE homework at schools

A TEACHER today said video games, such as Football Manager, could be introduced to PE classes in North-east schools.

The potential plans were discussed during a meeting of the Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education.

The concept was brought forward by Len Almond, former foundation director of the British Heart Foundation National Centre, and could see games such as Football Manager and Just Dance being introduced to physical education lessons.

The association, which has more than 300 members, aims to come up with ways of producing “high quality, structured and progressive physical education”.

President of the association, and PE teacher at Aberdeen Grammar School, Iain Stanger said other games such as, Minecraft and Wii Fit also had the potential to enhance learning for pupils in the city. Football Manager has also been suggested by Mr Almond.

Mr Stanger said: “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.

Mr 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.”