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Last Updated: Sunday June 12 2005 11:26 GMT

Schools will be open all hours

Sports will be on offer
Schools will become more like community centres, with kids hanging out there before and after school, under new plans by the government.

A total of 680m is being spent on transforming schools so they can offer breakfast clubs and activities for kids once they have finished classes.

The activities could include language classes and first aid courses as well as music, drama and sports.

They are likely to be run by volunteers or organised by private companies.

The plan was put together to stop kids coming home to empty houses because their parents are at work.

It's aimed at both primary and secondary school pupils and is expected to be in place by 2008.



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