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The Department for Education's change of mind about scrapping funding to the Schools Sports Partner

21/12/2010 Joanna
Professionals working in teaching jobs have said that they are "delighted" that the government has performed a U-turn over its policy on school sport.

Craig Vickers, partnership development manager for the Preston Schools Sports Partnership, told the Lancashire Evening Post that the news was a "success for democracy".

“I’m absolutely delighted that money is going to be put back into the budget and it just shows what can happen when you get the right message out that people listen," he said.

Mr Vickers went on to say that to lose the School Sports Partnership would have been "devastating", which is why people in teaching jobs have signed petitions and written letters to MPs.

The Daily Mail was also backing the U-turn, stating that the benefits of playing competitive sport in school are "enormous", as it teaches discipline, teamwork and also limits the chance of a child being unfit or obese.
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