St Birinus School All-Weather Pitch

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St Birinus School All-Weather Pitch

St Birinus School All-Weather Pitch

St Birinus School By St Birinus School

St Birinus School plans to create an All-Weather Pitch to develop the PE curriculum, improve safety for pupils engaging in sporting activities and provide greater opportunities for community sports.

Didcot Idea stage

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The artificial turf pitch will be 90m x 60m, with a playing surface of 80m x 50m. It will be located on the school site, directly behind the tennis courts, thus being closer to the PE department than the offsite Triangle which is currently used for most outdoor sports.

It will be a boost to the teaching and learning of sports in many ways:
- it can accommodate 7 lessons at once, providing additional teaching spaces for all PE lessons
- it offers the chance to widen the curriculum by giving suitable areas for the study of Hockey and Cricket
- the grass pitches are not always in good condition after the football/rugby season, thus can be a safetry issue for summer sports (athletics and softball) - an all-weather ptich provides a different place for summer sports
- in winter months classes currently either "double up" or miss outdoor PE due to the poor condition of grass fields, which could be reduced with an all-weather pitch

What we'll deliver:

  • Build an all-weather playing surface behind the tennis courts

Why it's a great idea:

Other benefits of the All-Weather Surface include:

- increasing teaching time by being located onsite (rather than the Triangle, a 5-10 minute walk)
- the reduced usage of grassed surfaces improves their condition for school fixtures and clubs
- provides an area for sports clubs to run during the winter months that are otherwise postponed
- develop links with local primary schools for sports tournaments and events to be held on the surface
- provide the opportunity for local clubs to hire the facility

Steps to get it done:

  • contracted builders following tender process

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Location Didcot

Didcot has 9 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Behind the tennis courts

Council

South Oxfordshire District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £221,191

All-Weather Pitch - £200,000 (90%)
Other - £21,191 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

90%
All-Weather Pitch
£200,000
10%
Other
£21,191
  • Transaction Fees
    £9,191
  • Spacehive fees
    £7,400
  • VAT
    £2,000

Total £221,191

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