Being active and taking part in sports and PE at school is good for physical and mental health. That’s why I strongly welcome today’s announcement of over £600 million in funding to improve the standard of sports in schools, increase participation and boost equal opportunities for sports in schools.
The Government is setting out new standards for equal access to sports, making it clear that girls and boys should be offered the same sports during PE and extracurricular time in schools.
Today’s package will help to boost equal opportunities in school sport both inside and outside the classroom, delivering on promises made by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to the Women’s Euro 22 winners, the Lionesses. The campaign was launched by the Lionesses squad and the FA after the England Women’s team’s success at the Euro 22 tournament last year.
We want schools to build on this legacy and give every girl the opportunity to do the same sports as boys, as well as provide a minimum of two hours of PE. This means every child can benefit from regular exercise and we are proud to provide them with the support needed to do so.
Government Press Release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/school-sports-given-huge-boost-to-le…