Boost for school sports in Wokingham Borough

The Coalition Government has announced a £150 million boost for school sports nationally from September. Every state primary school in the Wokingham Borough 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.Kay Gilder

Wokingham Borough’s schools will receive more than £400,000 in funding.

 

Commenting Liberal Democrat Cllr Kay Gilder (South Lake ward) said:  “This money means children in Wokingham Borough will have more opportunities 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.”

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