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Building has begun on our new Sports Complex! Spades went into the ground as soon as we broke up in early July and the site has been a hive of activity with diggers, cranes and deliveries. From bare earth you can now see the foundations, outline steel structure and the size and scale of the project!
Head of Sport, Mr Dan Dury, commented: ‘We are very excited to see the new Sports Complex going up so fast and can’t believe it will be fully operational by the summer term next year. The Complex will provide an exceptional facility for St Margaret’s, St Mary’s and the local community and will enable us to expand on our excellent sports provision. The Complex will include a large sports hall (provision for four badminton courts; netball; tennis; hockey; lacrosse; volleyball; basketball; football; gymnastics and cricket nets); a new dance studio, multi-purpose room for fitness classes, new changing facilities and a viewing gallery. This will not only provide our visiting teams with changing facilities but, more importantly, will provide the opportunity for our pupils to play indoor team sports, as well as enable our school teams to train throughout the winter in adverse weather.’
It is through the very generous support of many parents (past and present) and friends of St Margaret’s and St Mary’s that we have raised over 90% of the funds needed. The Stepping Stones Appeal is the final focus for our fundraising and these stones will line the pathway to the entrance of the new building. This is a fantastic chance for parents to celebrate their connection with the school and the enjoyment of sport, or just to show support for the new Sports Complex. If you would like to sponsor one of the limited number of stones remaining, please provide details of your chosen inscription at www.calnefoundation.org/steppingstones