Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Liberal Democrats Increasing School Funding For Sports

The Coalition Government has announced a £9,090 boost for school sports in Bar Hill from September. Every state primary school across the UK will receive funding for sports in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

The funding is the equivalent of around two days a week of a primary teacher’s time to provide more sport for their pupils. A typical primary school with 250 pupils would receive £9,250 per year.

Commenting, Local Parish Councillor Andy Pellew said:

“This money means children in our village will be able to take part in sport in primary schools.

“Sport can help children to build confidence, understand teamwork and, above all, keep healthy.

“Liberal Democrats are determined to make sure we take advantage of the enthusiasm we saw during the Olympics last year. The best legacy of the Games would be more children taking part in sport and learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.”