Work is progressing well on the significant renovations to Rydal Penrhos’ swimming pool.
The school’s maintenance staff, together with outsourced contractors, have been working exceptionally hard throughout the summer on upgrading the facility - originally opened in 1964 - in time for its official re-opening at the start of the academic year in September.
This represents an overall investment of £120,000 and includes new doors, a more spacious entrance that includes disabled access and re-floored changing rooms.
Executive Principal Mr John Waszek, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into making the necessary changes to our Swimming Pool to ensure it is a sustainable asset for years to come.
“This is another massive boost for the exciting academic and co-curricular provision we provide as part of a well-rounded and exceptional education here at Rydal Penrhos.”
Simultaneously, all pupils from Reception through to Year 9 will receive a weekly swimming lesson as part of exciting curriculum changes.
Year 2 pupil Charlotte Knight’s creation was chosen as the winning entry from a special competition regarding the interior design within the Swimming Pool, which is currently being brought to life.
Charlotte’s year group will also have the honour of being the first to use the Pool once it has been formally re-opened.
The school also confirmed the return of Andy Edgley, who will now be responsible for overseeing the swimming teaching provision at Rydal Penrhos and the school’s competitive swimming squads, who have achieved a considerable amount of regional and national successes in recent years at prestigious events such as the Urdd Gala.