Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes £550,050 for school sports in Haringey

Lynne Featherstone MPThe Coalition Government has announced a £555,050 boost for school sports in Haringey from September. Every state primary school in Haringey 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 will receive £9,250 per year.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“This money means children in Haringey will be able to take part in more sport at their 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.”