£14,000 Community funded outdoor PE equipment has been officially opened

At a celebratory launch we have officially opened our outdoor gym equipment for which the £14,000 funding has been organised by the Friends of the School (FOSH).  Sponsors including the James Grigg Trust, Stradbroke Exhibition Fund, Adnams, Tesco, Transam Trucking, FOSH and other community members all raised funds for the eight, dual pieces of outdoor equipment.

Cutting the ribbon were Mr and Mrs Grigg, the parents of former Stradbroke pupil Private James Grigg, from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 16 March 2010.  Having had a son who was a keen sportsman at the school, Mr and Mrs Grigg were very happy to be the guests of honour at the official opening.

Pupils trying out the equipment are looking forward to using it at lunch and break times, as well as during PE lessons. Head of P.E. Jo Beale said: “The new equipment will allow pupils to exercise, in pairs, in a comfortable environment and understand more about the muscles they use and how to improve their fitness. This equipment is a real boost to both the GCSE PE curriculum and to pupil wellbeing overall and we are very grateful to everyone who has supported us in providing it.

Nigel Brown, Chairman of FOSH added: “The Friends of Stradbroke High School are pleased to hand the outdoor gymnasium over to the pupils thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the fantastic support of the local community. They are now able to make full use of the high tech fitness equipment during breaks, lunchtimes and lessons.

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