FROM THE ED­I­TOR School pitches are good for all

Evening Times - - NEWS -

IN­VEST­MENT in sports fa­cil­i­ties at city schools can make a big dif­fer­ence to the fu­ture well­be­ing of our cit­i­zens.

I know how much ef­fort schools put into en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to be more ac­tive and bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties will help that mis­sion.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in sport and phys­i­cal ex­er­cise can boost achieve­ment, lead to bet­ter be­haviour and im­prove con­fi­dence.

And ob­vi­ously there are health ben­e­fits too.

The well­be­ing of the wider com­mu­nity will also be lifted as the pitches are avail­able for wider use out­with school hours. Graham Shields Ed­i­tor

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