Rethink on school sports cuts

David Cameron has ordered a rethink on plans to cut funding for school sports in England.

The rethink follows a growing backlash against the plans to end £162m in direct funding for the last government’s sports and PE strategy.

This includes money for the 450 school sports partnership schemes – joint initiatives between primary, secondary and specialist state schools designed to increase sporting opportunities for children.

More than 70 top British athletes, including Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis and world diving champion Tom Daley, wrote to Mr Cameron saying the policy was “ill-conceived” and risked efforts to deliver a “genuine legacy” from the Olympics in terms of encouraging sports participation.

Source: BBC News

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