The South Australian Government has announced a new scheme aimed at promoting the use of low cost exercise equipment in the state.
Key points:SA Government says the Government will sell over $300 million worth of equipment this year through its sale scheme and its use in the classroomThe sale will see up to $25,000 worth of exercise equipment offered to students at state schoolsThe Government says up to 500 million dollars will be spent on the program over the next four yearsA new sale program will see equipment, such as treadmills and bike racks, sold to schools through its use by teachers and staff.
The government says the equipment can be used to help pupils with their exercise or other daily activities.
“The Government is working closely with SA Primary Principals to ensure that our schools are equipped with the appropriate equipment to meet the needs of our students and staff,” SA Premier Jay Weatherill said in a statement.
SA Primary Principes are responsible for delivering education for all students in the State and will oversee the sale of exercise gear to students in schools.
In a statement, SA Primary Principal Tony Burch said the Government was “very pleased” to have reached this agreement.
Mr Burch described the sale as an “important milestone in the SA Primary School Sales Strategy” and said it would give the Government “a big boost” to its education efforts.
Education Minister Steve Waugh said SA Primary Primary Princips had been very active in promoting the sale program and were proud to have been able to support the Government in this important way.
“The new sales strategy will provide a huge boost for the state’s education system, and will enable us to achieve our aim of achieving a school funding surplus of $20 million by 2020,” he said.
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