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Leading names in sport contribute to new book April 24, 2012

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in Independent Education, New releases.
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We are very pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of what is set to be an extremely popular new book, Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools.

The book is a collection of essays investigating the importance of teaching PE and sport in independent schools and features contributions from top names from the world of sport as well as leading educators.

Edited by Malcolm Tozer, former director of PE at Uppingham School, it includes a foreword from HRH The Princess Royal, and essays by Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward; Olympic champion and triple jump world-record holder Jonathan Edwards; Olympic 400m medallist Roger Black; chair of UK Sport, Baroness Campbell; 11-time Paralympic champion Baroness Grey-Thompson, England cricket selector James Whitaker and former England rugby coach Roger Uttley.

There are also contributions from Heads and directors of sport from 10 UK independent schools, sharing best practice, new ideas and examining changing attitudes to the teaching of physical education and provision of sport.

The book also includes a directory of more than 700 independent school pupils who have gone on to represent their country in their chosen sport, a list headed by Premiership football stars Frank Lampard and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The book will be published in June and promises to be a must-read for PE teachers and sports coaches, as well as Headmasters and Headmistresses considering their physical education teaching and sporting provisions.

To pre-order a copy, go to the John Catt Bookshop.

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