12 SEPTEMBER 1940, Page 3

In 1937 the Government set up a National Fitness Council,

which was suspended at the outbreak of war. Considerable interest in the whole question of physical training was aroused, but there were many serious objections taken to the constitu- tion and ideas behind this short-lived movement. The major objection was the lack of continuous relation with the excellent work being done in the schools. Local Education Authorities were disgruntled, and disliked the host of new amateur officials created by the new and over-centralised Council.

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