Sharing of School Sport Facilities

Published Date: 01 March 2015 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Lim Biow Chuan, MP (Mountbatten)

Question

To ask the Minister for Education whether all schools can make their sports facilities available to residents for use so as to encourage the sharing of sports facilities with the community.

Response

The Ministry of Education partners Sports Singapore (SportSG) and the People’s Association (PA) to share sports facilities in schools with the community outside of school hours. Newer sports facilities, such as the indoor sports halls (ISH), are designed with community sharing in mind.

School sports facilities are made available to the community in partnership with SportSG and PA based on the demand for such facilities. This year, more than half of our schools are involved in the arrangement to share their facilities, allowing the community to have access to about 150 school fields and 75 indoor sports halls.

We will continue to work with SportSG and PA to make available additional school sports facilities to the community where there is community demand.

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