BROADMAYNE SWIMMING POOL RENOVATION PROJECT
SAVE OUR SWIMMING SOS
Look at our wonderful pool - please help us keep it!
Broadmayne First School PTA is trying hard to raise additional funds to renovate the school pool – built by parents in the mid-1970s. Since that time, the PTA (known as FABS) has run, maintained and repaired the pool with tireless fundraising in the absence of Council funding for pools - entirely through volunteer effort. The pool is a wonderful resource for the school and is open to the community during the summer. We are fortunate to have such a great facility and want to keep it, and more importantly it is also providing an essential life skill to all children who pass through the school- the ability to swim. However, the infrastructure for the pool is getting old and the plant room is becoming unsafe and in need of major investment. We desperately need external funds for our proposal for a new building incorporating on-site toilet with solar panels and renewable energy heating options, £10,000 of repairs to the pool itself and outside seating. We have all the permissions and a plan for the new building costing £40,000 so are ready to go! With these improvements we can then hire out the pool more widely to different community groups and make full use of it. Your donations alongside grants such as Aviva are vital to help us save the pool from closure. Here are some more photos showing what we hope to replace.
1. The old plant room containing the pump, filter and boiler. Holes in the ceiling, rotten doors and missing window panes!
2. Old concrete steps and broken paving
3. Current Outside Seating
"It is one of the most wonderful aspects of being at this school. I have the privilege of helping the children get in to the pool on their first day in Year R, and then a couple of years later I get to see them swimming and playing very confidently in the pool during the After School Swimming sessions. The joy of this will stay with me for ever!! Learning to swim when we live near to the sea is so very important. There are extra benefits of learning resilience and independence. And of course – the children absolutely love it!
Thank you so very much to the FABs for keeping it going for us!"
Natasha Bostock, Reception Teacher
The children love their pool and so do the teachers. We need your donations to renovate it for future generations! Thank you from us all.