November 26, 2014
£30,000 sports facilities funding boost for school near Burnham

A 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 England’s £18m National Lottery funded Primary School Facilities Fund which is helping more schools to provide outdoor multi-activity play areas across the country.

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 "We are absolutely thrilled that the children will have this superb new space to play in."

"The softer ball rebound playground surface with activity markings, enclosures and hoops and goals will revolutionise play times for our children."

Nick Bitel, Sport England Chairman, added: "Having the right space to play sport and be physically active as a child is vitally important."

"We 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."

This fund builds on and complements the Government’s £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 facility.


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