The comments made by Nadhim Zahawi, the Secretary of State for Education, on 25 June 2022.
I want every child to have the opportunity to develop a love of music and sport, so they can explore their passions and fulfil their potential.
That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re updating our National Plan for Music Education, as well as providing students with around 200,000 new musical instruments.
The PE and Sport Premium will continue to support schools and I hope that upcoming events like the Women’s Euros and Commonwealth Games will inspire more young people to get active.
These opportunities will give thousands more pupils access to an ambitious, enriching curriculum that not only supports them academically, but also supports their physical and mental wellbeing.