New outdoor gym at Clowne's Heritage High School is opened by police commissioner

Derbyshire Police Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa launched a new outdoor sports facility at Heritage High School, Clowne.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 14th December 2018, 8:27 am
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commisioner Hardyal Dhindsa, headteacher, Richard Marlow, business manager Angela Lindley and student Rebecca Hattersley at the launch of the new sports facility at Clowne's Heritage High School.

The school secured £25,000 from the Derbyshire Police Crime Commissioners’ ‘Neighbourhoods Investing in Criminal Earnings’ (NICE) funding scheme to build the new active space for use by pupils and the local community.

A group of students wrote the bid and worked as a team to win the funding. The project was led by former year 11 student, Rebecca Hattersley, who has now left Heritage High School and is attending a local sixth form.

The school is excited that the project has been chosen for a BBC documentary that is being produced for airing on television next year, relating to where proceeds of crime are spent.

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Mr Dhindsa is keen to fund organisations who can deliver innovative projects which will leave a lasting legacy for their community. The school, using this additional PE equipment, will improve the health and wellbeing of students at the school and many members of the community.

Richard Marlow, headteacher of Heritage High School, said: “Thank you to Police Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa for approving our bid and for coming to the school to launch the new equipment.

“I would like to thank Rebecca Hattersley for her hard work on this project, and the teacher who helped the students complete the bid, Angela Lindley, Richard Cronin and Sophie Rhodes-Orwin for their leadership and support in ensuring that the application was successful.

“At Heritage High School, we are constantly seeking ways to improve our facilities in school, so our young people continue to experience a high-quality, stimulating learning environment.

“Being able to take advantage of the opportunity to install a facility such as our outdoor gym is one that we felt we could not miss out on and we hope all our students, and those in the local community use the equipment to its full potential.”

For further information or to book a space to use this facility, please contact the school on 01246 810259 or email [email protected]