By Chris Wright
Schoolchildren of the world may soon be begging their parents to begin a new life in North-east Scotland with the news that the Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education (SATPE) have discussed introducing Football Manager to PE classes in schools in and around Aberdeen.
According to the Aberdeen Evening Express, the idea was floated by Len Almond (don’t listen to him, he’s nuts!), who seems to reckon that embracing games such as Football Manager and Just Dance could be a good way to coerce kids into engaging with PE again.
SATPE president and PE teacher at Aberdeen Grammar School, Iain 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 added:
“Games such as Football Manager are a very good way to get people to understand football and the role it has in our society.”
Well bugger us, Foot Man as homework. The times, they are a-changing.
And to think, we thought we were just slowly wasting our lives trying to turn Gosport Borough into a Premier League-winning bastion of invincibility.