- Historically the worst-funded state school in the UK
- Ambitious and inspirational capital investment programme
- Focus on youth and community health, fitness and mental wellbeing
- £2.75m raised
- £250,000 needed
- Community lecture facilities, fitness suite, sports tech lab, mind & body zone
- Join us, be a game-changer. We can make this happen together.
What is our aim? To change the game!
We've started doing something game-changing for the wellbeing of our young people and local community - but we need more help. Tackling our vulnerability and building our resilience has never felt so important, and so we really want to finish what we've started so we can open the doors of our Sports Campus and start making a difference where it matters.
Our inspirational £3m Sports Campus has been our vision for four years. We're getting close, and it's going to be amazing. We want to deliver a new first-class sport and wellness facility that is pivotal in inspiring and encouraging ALL our young people in our school and local community to gain a passion for sport, health and wellbeing that will protect them now and in the future. It isn't always easy to get EVERYONE interested in looking after themselves, but that's our aim, and we want to do everything we can do achieve it.
The Sports Campus will be a gateway for fitness and learning - a world-class 3G pitch, a state-of-the-art fitness suite, community lecture facilities, a high-tech sports lab, and a mind and body zone. All will work together to create an innovative and exciting solution - bringing science, sport, technology and well-being together under one roof. We want to turn the tide on the increasing inactivity in our youth, and provide our local community and user groups with brand new exciting facilities too, including primary schools, special schools, vulnerable groups and adults of all ages.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the importance of health and wellbeing into clear focus for us all and what we're doing couldn’t come any sooner. Coupled with this, due to new restrictions on movement within schools, and grassroots sports being curtailed, levels of inactivity amongst our youth are being reported as a problem across the nation.
We need to get everyone back on their feet.
Rather than wait any longer, we want to get the doors open. Could you be part of the crowd that helps us make this happen? Can you join us?
We're doing this by ourselves, with like-minded supporters that believe in our mission
Central Government funding isn't enough to make our project happen so we have committed to change the game ourselves. We're ambitious, and continue to exhaust every avenue, every prospect, every fundraising idea. Against many odds, and with a lot of hard work, perseverance and enthusiasm we have successfully raised £2.75m and now have "just" £250,000 to get us to the finish line. Our students and our school community have embraced the challenge and got really stuck into doing everything they can do play their part - they've swam, run, danced, golfed, netballed, trekked, cycled, cooked, fancy-dressed; everything they can think of. And we've also been lucky to gain the attention and support of some high profile bodies that have contributed to what we're doing - the Football Foundation, London Marathon Charitable Trust, Lillingstone Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, and Racelogic. We're still going, still innovating, still persevering, but we now need to look outside our school community to find more supporters, more like-minded people, more people that want this to happen, to give us the power to get this project finished.
Any contribution you can make will help us get closer to our target and will strengthen our resolve to forge ahead to get the building complete and the doors open, sooner.
The Sports Campus - what's happening right now?
We started building our 3G pitch in March, weeks before schools were ordered to close but we stuck to our guns, forged ahead and completed it, and were able to open our 3G pitch for when we opened in September and are so pleased that this is now in use both in school and in our wider community already. We are now at the stage where we have started the foundations of the Sports Campus building and we want to be able to start 2021 with the confidence that our fundraising is nearly complete hence the need to boost what we're doing.
The Coronavirus pandemic this year has given us challenges in our fundraising, but also cemented our passion that what we're trying to achieve is needed more than ever. Please help us keep the momentum going and help us reach our goal as soon as possible!
Join us - be a game-changer - we are stronger together
Could you join our community of game-changers and be part of this success story? We need to start 2021 with a boost, and accelerate what we're doing.. we hope that you will take a look at our project and be part of the crowd that helps us.
We are so close.
Every donation, at any level, will help us get there, so please show your support to us if you can.