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School Sports

Volume 459: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on Government support for competitive sport in schools. (131523)

Through the national school sport strategy the Government are revitalising competitive school sport

The 2005-06 school sport survey showed that:

97 per cent. of schools held a competitive sports day,

71 per cent. of pupils were involved in intra-school competition, and

37 per cent. of pupils from years 4-11 were involved in inter-school competition, up 12 per cent. on 2004.

We are developing a network of competition managers across school sport partnerships to continue to improve the quality and quantity of competitive school sport. In addition, we have established the UK school games.