School sports project launched

Getting children to play more sport in north Norfolk was the goal of a scheme launched yesterday by former Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn. The North Norfolk School Partnership will see almost £600,000 invested in after-school-sports with the aim of meeting the government target of two hours extra PE a week.

Getting children to play more sport in north Norfolk was the goal of a scheme launched yesterday by former Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn.

The North Norfolk School Partnership will see almost £600,000 invested in after-school-sports with the aim of meeting the government target of two hours extra PE a week.

The money will go towards training sports teachers, buying sports equipment and organising activities for pupils in conjunction with local sports clubs.

Seven schools partnerships are already up and running across Norfolk. The introduction of north Norfolk's seven high schools and 54 primary and special schools to the scheme will see the whole county covered.

Mr Gunn, who, in his role as community ambassador for Norwich City Football Club, was at a sports day at Alderman Peel High, Wells, said: "When I was at school I played all sports all the time. It's great to see this investment in such a good cause."

Alderman Peel High School is set to be the hub of the project for the area, with organiser Asa Saunders based there.

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In addition the school is holding a free music and sport family funday tomorrow. Activities are to include the first north Norfolk aquathon - a swimming and running event. Or you can learn to dance, do some circuit training or have a sports massage.