Bid launched for Stourport school sports hall

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bid launched for Stourport school sports hall Bid launched for Stourport school sports hall

SCHOOL pupil participation in sports will be improved if a bid for a new Stourport leisure hall is approved, according to a headteacher.

Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre headteacher Liz Quinn has submitted an application to Wyre Forest District Council for a proposed new sports hall at its Minster Road site.

A statement accompanying the application says: "Despite its achievements, the school is forced to use sports facilities and in particular indoor sports halls away from the site. This involves the students travelling which wastes valuable PE time but also results in high transportation costs. It also impacts on the environment.

"Therefore, to reduce the above issues and to increase the ability of students to participate in sport, Stourport High School need a sports hall facility on their current site at Minster Road."

The application was received earlier this month and planners are now considering it before a decision is made.

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12:22pm Mon 16 Dec 13

stour67 says...

So why is there a monstrosity of a big tent ,a sports hall across the road,and 2 gyms in the school not being used bad planning ? and would it not be better to replace the portacabins first before this as i would think we need more kids to learn to reads write speak properly, learn maths and sciences engineering ,we have enough so called hobby lessons,no wonder the Asian counties are leading the worlds economies .
So why is there a monstrosity of a big tent ,a sports hall across the road,and 2 gyms in the school not being used bad planning ? and would it not be better to replace the portacabins first before this as i would think we need more kids to learn to reads write speak properly, learn maths and sciences engineering ,we have enough so called hobby lessons,no wonder the Asian counties are leading the worlds economies . stour67

12:36pm Mon 16 Dec 13

BQ says...

This school don't half know how to waste their money! I agree stour67, they should concentrate on sorting the existing buildings out like replacing the portacabins with a building!

Surely the existing two sports halls there could be refurbished to a high standard for a fraction of the cost of building a new one?
This school don't half know how to waste their money! I agree stour67, they should concentrate on sorting the existing buildings out like replacing the portacabins with a building! Surely the existing two sports halls there could be refurbished to a high standard for a fraction of the cost of building a new one? BQ

2:32pm Mon 16 Dec 13

scholesy76 says...

The existing sports halls at the site house a badminton court or two at best - not a lot of good for a PE lesson of 30+. Can you negatives posters not see the benefit of getting young people participating in 'hobbies' in terms of involvement in the local community, health and social benefits. I would rather the school built a sports hall and would hope that there is the possibility of public use in the evenings and weekends as sports facilities in Stourport are on the decline.

Let's give the headteacher in a school rated as outstanding by OFSTED some credit, maybe a sports hall will get the pupils more engaged in terms of their maths and science etc. or maybe that is the most appropriate investment at this time. I am sure the decision is not being made on a whim.

Finally we're falling behind the rest of the world in our sport / sports facilities as well, a fact a lot of the British public also bemoan!
The existing sports halls at the site house a badminton court or two at best - not a lot of good for a PE lesson of 30+. Can you negatives posters not see the benefit of getting young people participating in 'hobbies' in terms of involvement in the local community, health and social benefits. I would rather the school built a sports hall and would hope that there is the possibility of public use in the evenings and weekends as sports facilities in Stourport are on the decline. Let's give the headteacher in a school rated as outstanding by OFSTED some credit, maybe a sports hall will get the pupils more engaged in terms of their maths and science etc. or maybe that is the most appropriate investment at this time. I am sure the decision is not being made on a whim. Finally we're falling behind the rest of the world in our sport / sports facilities as well, a fact a lot of the British public also bemoan! scholesy76

5:51pm Mon 16 Dec 13

stour67 says...

they can use the tented sports hall in the first place and not just for 4 people at a time , it takes 5 mins to take the nets down so why not use that ,as that what we used to do yrs ago at the old lickhill school and kidder college .
they can use the tented sports hall in the first place and not just for 4 people at a time , it takes 5 mins to take the nets down so why not use that ,as that what we used to do yrs ago at the old lickhill school and kidder college . stour67

1:33pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Bcfc1186 says...

Well said Scholesy.

Out of interest stour67, where is the correlation between kids doing sport at school and not being able to read and write properly?

I won't point out the obvious irony either.
Well said Scholesy. Out of interest stour67, where is the correlation between kids doing sport at school and not being able to read and write properly? I won't point out the obvious irony either. Bcfc1186

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