By Harriet Ernstsons Monday 18 March 2013 Updated: 19/03 09:15
PUPILS across the county are set to benefit from a £150 million a year investment in school sport.
Worcestershire will receive £1,736,400 as part of a new sports funding package aiming to improve coaching for students and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.
Each school will receive a lump sum, with a top up depending on how many pupils they have. It mean a school with 250 pupils will receive £9,250 each year for the next two years.
Announcing the scheme, Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I want to ensure the Games count for the future too and that means capitalising on the inspiration young people took from what they saw during those summer months.
"With this new approach to sport, we can create a culture in our schools that encourages all children to be active and enjoy sport, and helps foster the aspirations of future Olympians and Paralympians.
John Edwards, Worcestershire County Council's head of learning and achievement, said: "Physical education lessons and extra curricular sport are an extremely important part of the school day.
"Any funding that helps to further improve pupils' learning, achievement and above all, enjoyment of sport in the county's schools can only be good news.
"We look forward to receiving further details on this funding in due course."
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