Scottish Teachers Discuss Adding 'Football Manager' to Curriculum

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterNovember 26, 2014

Sports Interactive

Very few children enjoy going to school, but that could all be about to change in the north-east of Scotland.

On Tuesday, teachers discussed the possibility of adding the highly popular (and addictive) computer game Football Manager to the PE curriculum.

As per Andy McLaren of the Evening Express:

A teacher 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.

We like the sound of Mr. Almond already. His logic? 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." 

Can't argue with that! 

Iain Stanger, who is the president of the association and a PE teacher at Aberdeen Grammar School, said some schools were already using computer games as a means to learning.  

"I know some schools using fantasy role games and others such as Minecraft which have the potential to enhance people’s learning," he said. "Games such as Just Dance and Wii Fit also have the potential to do this."

After learning of the news, Football Manager's official Twitter account said what we are all thinking: 

Football Manager as #homework? Children all over the world currently asking their parents to move to Aberdeen!! http://t.co/HTPPaimDoO

— Football Manager (@FootballManager) November 25, 2014

[Evening Express]

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