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Last Updated: Thursday March 30 2006 19:07 GMT

Cash boost for geography lessons

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Kids are going to be encouraged to keep learning geography with a government cash boost and celebrity videos.

The government is worried that fewer kids are taking geography at GCSE, so it's spending almost 2m over two years to get more kids learning the subject.

Geography "ambassadors" including Nick Crane from the BBC's Coast will present videos to interest kids in geography.

The government also wants to improve teaching standards in the subject in primary and secondary schools.

Schools minister Andrew Adonis said the cash would make geography "more inspirational and relevant" by giving teachers more support.

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