Mark Lancaster MP

12 FEB 2014

Primary Schools Are Keeping Fit!

Milton Keynes is to receive a share in the Governments £150million funding scheme to increase sporting activities in Primary schools.

This is in addition to the recent announcement that MK schools, over the next 3 years, are to receive over £54million giving them the opportunity to make constructive decisions and plan for their future.

Over the next 6 years, Head Teachers will directly receive the sports funding, enabling them to encourage young children to be active, lead a healthy lifestyle, make friends and, of course, have fun. Sport develops confidence, a sense of achievement and it teaches young people how to rise to a challenge.

Mark welcomed this news, "A vital part of growing up is being given the opportunity in school to experience many types of sports and it is most certainly an essential part of the curriculum, not to mention an opportunity to develop skills at every stage of their education".



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