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After-school children's clubs too expensive , says poll

Nearly two-thirds of UK parents cannot afford after-school activities for their children, a poll suggests. The online poll of 854 parents by Save the Children also suggests that even basic activities, such as catch-up clubs for those falling behind, can be costly.

Nearly half of the parents polled said they were having to pay more than £10 per child a week. However, most of the parents thought their children would miss out if they did not take part in such activities.

The BBC's Nicola Pearson reports.

  • 29 Aug 2010