Have you heard of the French sport Free Running (also known in French as le parcour)?
Check out the video below (taken from the film Casino Royale)
and read the article from this week's press
- would you like a chance to try this out in school??? (please comment)
Pilot scheme in London shows that the sport,
which combines running with gymnastics, helped to cut youth crime by 30 per cent.
Free running – the sport based on running and leaping over and across buildings and urban obstacles – could be taught in every secondary school in the country under radical proposals to cut youth crime. The mix of running and gymnastics, also known as parkour, is frequently featured in TV advertisements and to spectacular effect in the James Bond film Casino Royale. Now talks are under way to bring it to schools after a successful three-year pilot project in London, which is claimed to have cut youth offending by as much as 30 per cent.
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