HERE are the latest thoughts from David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.
Parliament reconvenes next week following the summer recess.
I plan to take a number of the issues that have been raised to me during the summer direct to the House of Commons. I will keep you updated here in David’s Diary.
Good luck to those athletes participating in the Paralympics. You will be pleased to know that Royal Mail has now announced that it will be honouring every gold medal Paralympian with a stamp, as was the case for our Olympians.
I am pleased that the Government has shown its commitment to retaining and encouraging sport in schools.
The London Olympics and Paralympics have provided the opportunity to make a lasting legacy for sport in this country and a big part of that means encouraging more young people taking part in competitive sports.
The Government has been clear that it wants Physical Education, swimming and competitive sport to be a compulsory part of the curriculum at each of the four key stages. Following the review of the National Curriculum, the new Programme of Study, when it comes out, will be shorter, simpler and far less prescriptive to allow for the maximum level of innovation in schools.
My next advice surgery is on Friday, September 14 at the Coastal Medical Centre, please contact my office to book an appointment on 01524 841225.
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