Claygate Community Pool Update!
Claygate Community Pool Latest Update
Claygate Community Pool Latest Update
Many of you will be aware that 12 months ago, the swimming pool was in need of costly repairs which the school could not afford to address. The choice was between closing the pool and busing children to other pools, or to look for wider funding options that were significantly greater than those that could be raised by the PA. Following the financial commitments of parents, the community, Elmbridge Borough Council, the Parish Council and the London Marathon Fund, we are pleased to say that we have been able to move forward with Phase 1 of the project.
With the benefit of this substantial level of external funding, we will be able to provide a high quality facility that no other school in the area will be able to offer. The design of the pool will be sustainable and cheaper to run and enable the children to use the pool all the year round. Importantly, it will also offer the school an additional income from people who have demonstrated a desire to use the facility outside of school hours, thus directly benefiting the children at the school.
Despite experiencing some significant delays in the delivery of key materials, all the foundations have now been laid. When the steelwork gets delivered, erection can get underway and you will be able to see the project taking shape. We continue to anticipate that the pool will be available again for the children in the summer.
Fundraising for Phase two continues and alongside all the hard work of the PA and the community we are still having positive communications with Your Fund Surrey for the outstanding sums. In parallel with this, we continue to look at ways to make the pool as environmentally friendly as we can and a number of green measures are already being incorporated. Providing a renewable source of energy to heat the pool is complex and challenging, but in conjunction with Surrey, we have commissioned a heat pump feasibility study and await their report.
World Book Day at CPS
Great fun was had by all last Saturday at the Christmas Bazaar. The event was officially opened by our Senior Choir, who sang beautifully. There were lots of fun stalls for the children to try out including the popular jam jars stall (well done to Chestnut class for collecting the most jam jars), chocolate tombola, the Christmas games room and pine cone decorating. Once they had tried everything, there was still plenty left to do, like take fun photos with family and friends in our brilliant photo booth or go and visit our elves and Santa in the grotto.
When hunger called, there were mouth-watering burgers and sausages from Game Larder to sink their teeth into, followed by a delicious cake from the Café stall. While parents could enjoy a coffee from Caffe Capital, mulled wine or Platform No3 Daisy Gold ale which was kindly donated by Game Larder.
This, hopefully, got the parents then into the mood to bid on the 17 hampers on offer in time, before the Grand Raffle was then drawn at the end of the bazaar. We had 60 prizes to be won.
Thank you everyone who volunteered and took part in the event. We raised a grand total of £7,475.48 which would not have been possible without your generous donations.
Merry Christmas everyone! Christmas Bazaar Team 2019
Thank you to everyone who came to the Spooky Disco. The event was a great success and it was lovely to see all the kids having so much fun. Disco Dina was a huge hit and the crafts, tattoos, face painting and tuck shop all went down a storm. A huge thank you to our parent/carer volunteers, the school staff and the Clubland team; the event was very well supported and we couldn't have done it without you. Your time and enthusiasm was much appreciated and together we raised £1162.00 profit for the PA fund.