Just want to voice my concern about asthmatic children and PE at school. I read last week about a 12 year old dying after an asthma attack following a rugby lesson (poor little chap's first week at secondary school). There were few details in the newspaper story and I have to say no blame was attached to the school.
Yesterday my 15 yr old (asthmatic) son told me that a boy in his group (also an asthmatic) was very wheezy and couldnt breathe during Games - he wanted to sit down but PE teacher made him carry on running. Later the PE teacher said he didnt know the boy had asthma.
I really worry about children at school - what does it take for some people to realise how serious asthma can be?