New Sports Facility

THE PETERBOROUGH SCHOOL IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NEW SPORTS FACILITY OPENED FOR THE START OF TERM IN SEPTEMBER 2012

At the official opening on 28th September, the Headmaster mentioned how fitting it was that we opened our new Sports Facility in the year that London hosted the Olympic games, with the commitment to leave a sporting legacy for future generations.

The Olympic motto is Citius (faster), Altius (higher), Fortius (stronger) and  in this Olympic year The Peterborough School seems to have proved that we are indeed among the fastest, we have leapt to new heights and the sports department at School is stronger than ever before.

He acknowledged that, previously the School had achieved great success with modest facilities, and despite this disadvantage the students havealways had a passion for sport, which is infectious; as well as beating teams from larger schools, they above all play with spirit and enjoyment.  The students' great sporting attributes will now be nurtured in a fitting environment which will benefit pupils of all ages and abilities, allowing additional activities to be offered and to a wider range of standards.

Over 2,500 working days were spent on the Facility's construction, with over 42 different trades being used, 88 loads of concrete and over 56 tonnes of steel.  If the aluminium brackets, which hold the exterior cladding, were laid end-to-end they would stretch from the School to beyond Stilton.

Guest of Honour at the Opening and asked to perform the unveiling of a commemorative plaque was Olympic gold medallist in the double sculls, Katherine Grainger MBE.

Before Katherine addressed the audience, the gathered crowd was treated to a re-play of the video of the final stages of her memorable race on August 3rd at Eton Dorney, showing the rewards of years of hard work and determination.  It was a memorable occasion for all concerned, not least because the treasured medal was also shown around.  No-one present failed to be moved by Katherine's passion and commitment to achieving her goal and her natural charm and interest in all that was happening at TPS inspired so many of our sportsmen and women.