Investing in our Community
To enhance community and school use, STS is raising £30,000 to support repairs to Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre
Sandwich Technology School has launched a fundraising campaign to support repairs to Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre. The Sports Hall floor has deteriorated to a point where it is no longer safe to use and we are keen to reinstate the facilities – not just for our students, but for the community.
On 28 May 2020 Sandwich Technology School became the new owners of the site. The school is now working hard with Freedom Leisure to engage their services, so that, in partnership with them, we can ensure:
a) the Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre re-opens to the public as soon as possible;
b) the building continues to provide a service for the local community;
c) we bring the building back up to a condition that is fit for purpose for both the school and the public.
There are going to be some substantial costs involved – currently the building has about £250,000 worth of issues that need to be addressed. The school is willing to invest a significant amount of money to provide the students with good resources for their PE curriculum and Freedom Leisure is similarly determined to make the Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre a going concern. However, the school has limited resources and Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit company that, like many other businesses, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are, therefore, asking for your help. If every member of our school community were able to spare £10, that would bring in over £15,000 towards the cause. If residents of Sandwich and other parts of the local community helped too, who knows how much we could raise? Every penny would help to ensure that this valuable community asset is preserved for the good of everyone. If you are willing and able to help, please visit our Just Giving page and encourage others to do the same:
You could also help by taking out membership at the Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre and, of course, getting fit at the same time. Or, if you have any sporting teams or clubs that are looking for a venue to exercise in, please consider using the Centre at very reasonable rates. Information on how to do this can be found here:
Thank you for any help that you can give. We are determined to ensure that Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre stays at the heart of both the school and the local community and, with your help, I am confident that we can do it.
With best wishes
Tracey Savage, Headteacher