Business Eye: Sport is vital for the economy

Alex Pratt

Alex Pratt

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If ever there was a time where a clear and unequivocally powerful link between sport and the economy didn’t exist, it has long since disappeared into a bygone era of sepia tones and steam trains.

Last week saw a flurry of reports showing those schools with a strong sporting ethic of which we have many here in Bucks, produce better academic and pastoral results, meaning students go on to do better, be better and live longer than others.

What’s more, the link to the growing societal nemesis of obesity to which I have to admit to now being a contributor with its impact on diabetes and health in general is the biggest single threat to the NHS. More sport and exercise is the identified low cost simple obvious cure.

 

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