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Homework clubs

A network of 8,000 homework clubs will be established by 2001, David Blunkett, the Education Secretary, announced this week. They will be funded with Pounds 200 million from the National Lottery.

The Government is hoping for a mixture of homework clubs and other out-of-hours activities in 2,300 secondary, and 5,800 primary schools. The scheme is part of its attempt to address social exclusion.

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