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National newspaper takes up Herald Express campaign

A national newspaper has taken up a Torquay Herald Express campaign for better sports facilities at a school in Torbay.

The Herald Express has been campaigning for better facilities at Curledge Street Primary School in Paignton where pupils have to practice sport in the road because they don’t have their own playing field.

Following articles in the paper highlighting the plight, the school has been used by the Sunday Mirror to spearhead its own Save School Sports campaign, and included a picture of pupils running in the road.

The school has also been featured on the BBC’s Breakfast News, and headteacher Richard Lumsden took part in an interview on BBC Radio Five Live.

He believes the publicity is having a positive effect.

He said: “The Herald Express article has brought a lot of benefits.

“I have had a massive response from ex-pupils and parents from all over the country wanting to help. We were even in an Australian newspaper.

“I thought the Sunday Mirror article was quite good. They are being very positive about school sports and they seem to be getting quite a lot of support.”

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