New Pavilion to Transform Sports Facilities
12 Jun 2018
A new sports pavilion will finally be built at Ashby School, following a successful funding bid to the Government’s Healthy Schools initiative.
The pavilion, which will replace the dilapidated changing facilities on the school’s Range Road sports field, will be a major boost for sport at the school. It will also benefit local community groups which will be able to hire the space.
The building, which will be completed by Easter 2019, will include four sets of changing rooms, showers, an activity/ performance space and a small kitchen. Work is due to start this summer.
The project will be financed largely by almost £300,000 from the Department of Education’s Healthy Schools budget with the rest coming from school funds.
Headteacher Eddie Green said: “At the moment, we have wholly inadequate changing facilities for the number of students at Ashby School. Our Range Road facilities are no longer fit for use and have suffered from water damage and more recently a small fire.
“The new pavilion is a project we have being try to fund for the last seven years so we are delighted to have secured funding which enables it to go ahead at last.”
The pavilion has been designed by Leicestershire-based HSSP Architects Ltd.
More than 1,100 students in Years 10 and 11 take part in three hours of PE each fortnight as part of their core curriculum. This is considerably higher for many students, including Sixth Formers, who study PE as an exam qualification.
Every week, hundreds of students use the school’s sports and changing facilities for extra curricular sporting activities.