Schools will be given cash to help sport skills

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PRIMARY schools across the area will be given money to help improve the way they teach sport.

A total of £463,600 will be stumped up by the government. Funding for each schools will be calculated according to the number of pupils.

Schools with 17 or more students will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 for each one.

The move is part of a £150m initiative being rolled out in schools across the country.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘The Olympic and Paralympic Games marked an incredible year for this country and I will always be proud that we showed the world what Britain can do.

‘I want to ensure the Games count for the future too and that means capitalising on the inspiration young people took from what they saw during those summer months.’

The cash has come from the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.