Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

United Kingdom primary school students and teachers join in during virtual PE lessons

United Kingdom primary school students and teachers join in during virtual PE lessons

The teacher who filmed the workout said: "The staff at Stobhillgate First School, along with seven very excitable children enjoyed their first virtual PE lesson with Joe Wicks this morning".

Hundreds of thousands of British children joined in an online live physical education (PE) class on Monday after the government ordered the closure of the nation's schools to curb the spread of coronavirus.

'His YouTube streams have been watched in their droves, so they have offered him a deal to host a daily show for them which would be aired to the nation to get kids, and adults, moving every morning.

"Nothing is signed yet, but they all hope something will work out".

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He said: 'I bothered Channel 4 for two years about doing a show and they kept saying, "We can't do it, Joe".

Wicks was not the only coach offering to help keep the United Kingdom fit. "We haven't got the budget".

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To tune into Joe's live workouts, head to YouTube and search "The Body Coach TV" where you'll see all of Joe's videos including his daily P.E sessions.

At the start of Monday's nearly 40-minute session, Wicks said: "I'm going to be your PE teacher for the nation", before adding that, while he thought it was just going to be for the United Kingdom, "it's turned out to be so much bigger". We're going to be doing loads of basic exercises.

"It's a workout specifically designed for kids", the trainer wrote on his Instagram. "Don't worry, I've got you".

He added lockdown is "going to be tough", admitting: 'I've got two babies and a decent size living room.

Wicks announced last week that he would be running the sessions five days a week, Monday to Friday, pledging to "get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic".

The classes have already rounded up fans from the celebrity world.

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