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Government announces spending boost for borough primary school sports
Updated 5:26pm Monday 10th March 2014 in News
THE government has announced plans to spend over £1m on primary school sports in each Dudley constituency.
Schools will scoop the cash under a commitment to keep the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
Dudley North will get £1.2m, while Dudley South schools will be better off by £1.3m. The cash will be handed out over the next six years to pay for activities including hiring extra professional coaches and PE specialist teachers, purchasing new equipment, offering more after-school clubs and delivering holiday and weekend activities.
Dudley South MP Chris Kelly said: “It is great news for young people in Dudley and the Black Country that this Government has committed £150 million a year to securing the Olympic and Paralympic legacy in our Primary Schools.”
Prime minister David Cameron added: “Quality school sport develops confidence and a sense of achievement, it teaches young people how to rise to a challenge, and nurtures the character and skills that will help them get on and succeed in life.”
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