sports facilities funding boost for school near Burnham
school near Burnham-On-Sea has been given a huge £30,000
to develop new outdoor sports facilities at its site.
The funding has been allocated to East Brent Church of England
First School as part of Sport Englands £18m National
Lottery funded Primary School Facilities Fund which is helping
more schools to provide outdoor multi-activity play areas across
The investment is designed to support those schools which are
in greatest need of facility improvements to benefit pupils at
the school and the local community.
At East Brent C of E First School the new investment will go towards
completely updating and revamping its current playground.
Ms Hare, headteacher, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are absolutely
thrilled that the children will have this superb new space to
softer ball rebound playground surface with activity markings,
enclosures and hoops and goals will revolutionise play times for
Bitel, Sport England Chairman, added: "Having the right space
to play sport and be physically active as a child is vitally important."
are delighted to be investing this funding in East Brent C of
E First School to improve the spaces that will give children the
space to start enjoying PE and sport."
fund builds on and complements the Governments £150
million a year Primary PE and Sport Premium.
The Primary School Facilities Fund provides outdoor multi-activity
areas which can be used both within the curriculum and out of
school hours. As well as providing sports facilities, staff and
volunteers will receive information on how best to use the new