Back in February (Bits and pieces post) I posted about then Education Secretary, Michael Gove's recommendation that extra physical activity such as running be used as a punishment in schools.
However, Gove was replaced in July by Nicky Morgan and thankfully it would seem that she has requested that running, used as a punishment be removed from teachers' guidelines.
Whether this result came about because of public outrage from such sporting personalities as David Moorcroft, Paula Radcliffe and Brendan Foster. As a result of the online petition set up by Gavin Megaw of Guildford and Godalming AC. Due to the fact that Nicky Morgan is a keen runner herself. Or to a combination of these and other factors, at least common sense has at last prevailed.