Pitch perfect at Limavady Grammar School

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Pitch perfect at Limavady Grammar School thumbnailSharon O’Connor, chairperson of the Education Authority, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the new 2G pitch at Limavady Grammar School. Included are Mrs Nicola Madden, Limavady Grammar School principal; Mr Robert Alcorn, chairperson of the Board of Gover

PUPILS and staff at Limavady Grammar School had good reason to celebrate the end of term with the official opening of their new fitness suite and 2G multi-purpose pitch. The new sports facility, which represents an investment of £363,000, secured through the Department of Education Minor Works Programme, incorporates an extension and refurbishment to provide a fitness suite and wheelchair accessible changing room and refurbishment of the existing shale hockey pitch.
Having extended a warm welcome to all in attendance, Principal Nicola Madden said: "As a school, we strive to provide the best education that we can for the young people in our care; in the classroom, in academic work, on the sports field and in establishing a healthy attitude to health and fitness.
“The facilities you see here today will help us go a long way towards achieving that goal."
The new fitness suite boasts a range of cardiovascular and strength resistance machines including treadmills, static bicycles, cross trainers, rowers and a dedicated weights lifting area. The hard wearing all weather pitch will allow Limavady Grammar School to continue its proud tradition in participative sports.
The event was officially opened by EA Chairperson Sharon O'Connor who stated: "It is obvious that every effort is made by the school to ensure that pupils' full learning potential is achieved by developing young people's strength and talents in the field of sports.


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