East Glendalough School in Wicklow Town secured planning permission earlier this year for a new Sports Hall. Building will commence in 2020 on the school grounds directly in front on the main school building. The Sports Hall will be a 1,350msq, 8.85m high sports hall building with plans for a full-size indoor sports court, changing rooms and showers.
Physical Education is now a leaving cert subject with 80 schools participating in the first phase of phase of implementation of the new Physical Education for Senior Cycle program. The new purpose-built sports hall would enable East Glendalough to introduce PE as a Leaving Cert subject in future years.
“We are very proud of the wide range of subjects offered to students at EGS at Junior and Senior Cycle. Having a sports hall facility is critical to supporting the introduction of the Physical Education for Senior Cycle program at EGS which we hope to introduce in the coming years.” Craig Petrie, Principal East Glendalough School.
“The sports hall will also benefit the local community; our Assembly Hall is used by community groups for meetings and classes throughout the year. We plan to continue to offer the Sports Hall facility for community use outside of school hours too”
East Glendalough school are currently fundraising the final €100,000 needed to complete the building works by June 2020 and have already raised €15,000. They have also launched a Buy a Brick campaign and those who Buy a Brick will be placed on the EGS Sports Hall Wall of Honour. Find out more at www.gofundme.com/f/EGSSportshall. Other fundraising events include local bag packs, cake sales, a Raffle, a planned Colour Run, a Fight Night on 13th March 2020.
“We would like to thank all who have supported us so far, and look forward to enhancing the sporting future of our students and the Wicklow community too”