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In light of the ongoing situation around the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing Government measures to contain it, County Durham Sport appreciate that this is an extremely challenging time for schools, and that you may need advice and support across a whole range of sport and physical activity related issues. Please see below for links to advice:
North Yorkshire Sport and County Durham Sport, working collaboratively, were one of 19 pilot projects commissioned by Sport England to deliver the Opening Schools Facilities project between October 2019 and December 2020, as outlined in the Government’s School Sport and Activity Action Plan July 2019.
The work is part of a national drive to encourage young people to take part in 60 minutes of physical activity per day across the week. The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced initial total funding worth £2.4 million for better sports activities and teaching, to support schools in the pilot areas areas to collaborate with sports organisations to increase the opportunities to use school sports facilities outside the school day.
Following on from this pilot, in February 2021 DfE announced that more than £10 million will be invested to support school sports and swimming facilities in England, and will be distributed through Sport England. This targeted investment to selected schools will build on existing funding to help schools open their facilities outside of school hours, and encourage pupils to be more physically active.
Youth Voice Survey:
Use our School is provided by Sport England and offers free resources to support schools in opening their facilities to the community. Click here to find out more.
If you are interested in finding out more about this work please contact:
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