Local schools benefit from Lottery fund

Contributed by editor on Nov 25, 2004 - 04:39 PM


Kent County Council's Sports Development Unit has successfully bid for and won £222,745 to help 40 selected primary schools.

The money from the Big Lottery Fund will be spread across the county and help develop school playgrounds for PE and sport, using line markings, target walls and fixed games equipment.

Improving a playground encourages children to adopt a healthier approach to playtime by taking part in more games or sport.

KCC Lead Member for Sport Mike Hill said: "Approximately a quarter of the school day is spent in the playground and this is going to provide that extra incentive for the children to play and be active during that time.

"The improved facilities will also help teach the curriculum and benefit after school clubs. By dramatically enhancing the surfaces and equipment, the scheme will provide a better environment in which to learn, teach, play and develop."

Local selected schools are:

St Radigund's Community Primary School, Dover

St Mary's CEP School, Dover

St Peter's CEP School, Folkestone

Vale View Community School, Dover

Dymchurch Primary School, Nr Folkestone

South Deal Primary School, Deal

Palmarsh Primary School, Nr Hythe

Northbourne CEP School, Deal

Langdon Primary School, Dover