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At St Mary's we value the impact that PE and sport can play in a child’s development. One of our core school beliefs is that we should equip children with the skills and attitudes necessary to help them in all aspects of life. We aim to make PE and sport an integral part of the curriculum, using it as a vehicle to help children develop physical skills, exercise, build friendships, have fun, learn about teamwork, fair play, and improve self-esteem. One way in which we do this is by providing opportunities to compete in sport through PE lessons and other activities and competitions outside of school.
The government has committed to provide funding to primary-aged pupils until 2020, in order to build on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics. The money is designed to be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport.