Physical education in Scottish schools gets a £6million boost from Scottish Government

The Daily Record is reporting a new funding package of almost £6million has been announced to boost PE in Scottish schools…

The cash should help councils continue to improve the quality of PE lessons, and help capitalise on enthusiasm for sport from youngsters in the wake of the Commonwealth Games and golf’s Ryder Cup coming to Scotland next year…

The cash was announced at the same time as the Scottish Government’s draft youth sport strategy was published.

The strategy sets out proposals to extend competitive sport in and between schools, to ensure children have an opportunity to experience such events.

It also includes plans to involve disabled youngsters in sport and PE provision, and to ensure high quality coaches and others can work to raise the profile of young people in sport…

Both the sports agency sportscotland and the education body Education Scotland highlighted the growing number of youngsters receiving the target of two hours of PE a week for primary school pupils and two periods of PE a week for secondary school students.

The latest figures showed 88 per cent of primary schools and 91 per cent of secondary schools were providing this and Jacqueline Lynn, sports development head at sportscotland, said: “Tremendous progress has been made in recent years towards fully delivering the target of two hours/two periods at schools, and the investment announced today ensures that good work can continue.”…

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