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Farron welcomes £2.38 million for school sports

April 11, 2013 3:31 PM

FT in LDNSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed today's announcement that from September, state primary schools in Cumbria will receive £2,338,255 million.

The funding for sports in 2013/14 and 2014/15, including:

  • Grange CofE Primary School £8,595
  • Grasmere CofE Primary School £8,210
  • Beetham CofE Primary School £8,120
  • Staveley CofE School £8,620
  • SedberghPrimary School Community School £8,690
  • Great Orton Primary School £8,150
  • Greengate Infant School Community School £8,370
  • Dent CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School £8,160
  • Flookburgh CofE Primary School £8,380
  • Heron Hill Primary School £9,645
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, Timsaid: "This money means children in Cumbria will be able to take part in even more sport in primary schools. Sport can help children to build confidence, understand teamwork and, above all, keep healthy.
"I was 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."