Sport and PE funding at Suffolk primary schools doubles in drive to tackle childhood obesity

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

Date: 04-November-2017

The Department for Education announced that its PE and Sport Premium fund would be doubled from £160 million to £320m. For Suffolk, that funding has soared from the £2.3m schools received last year to £4.6m for the 2017/18 academic year, which began in September.

In addition, local schools have also adopted the free Daily Mile initiative as an aid to tackle childhood obesity as latest figures from the NHS revealed that childhood obesity was on the rise in the county, with nearly one in 10 reception-age youngsters reaching dangerously fat levels.

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