Sports boost for Aldercar school

NRHNBE110909h2, Aldercar community and language college new multi million pound sports centre. Alex Pearson, Joanne Powdrill, headteacher tony Coope, Tom Nelson and Graham Meade.

NRHNBE110909h2, Aldercar community and language college new multi million pound sports centre. Alex Pearson, Joanne Powdrill, headteacher tony Coope, Tom Nelson and Graham Meade.

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PUPILS are ‘in awe’ of the new £2m sports hall opened at Aldercar Community and Language College according to the headteacher.

The facilities opened at the start of term replace an outdated 1950s gymnasium.

Head teacher of 17 years, Tony Wilson, says the new multi-purpose sports hall and fitness suite have been welcomed by pupils.

He said: “They are absolutely delighted by the facilities.

“The year eights and nines experienced the old facilities for two years – their awe on the new facilities was incredible.”

Sports co-ordinator at the school, Tom Nelson, added that the sports hall, funded between Derbyshire County Council and the school itself, will be ‘massively beneficial’ to the wellbeing of pupils. The old gymnasium has also undergone a £12,000 conversion into a new drama block as part of the improvements

The state-of-the-art sports facilities are available to hire. Contact the school on 01773 712477 for information.