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Countesthorpe Leysland Community College Fitness Suite

(Leicestershire)

Countesthorpe Leysland Community College is an 11-19 Academy with over 1,600 students. We would like to purchase equipment for our fitness suite. Our PE Department encourage every student to be active by providing a wide range of activities during PE lessons but there are also lunchtime and afterschool opportunities they can take part in as well.

Our goals:

  • Provide a safe environment for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy where they can feel the benefits of being healthy and active. There is one local gym within walking distance for our local community and you have to be over 14 to use it.
  • Improve our fitness suite, it is used regularly by the students even though the fitness equipment is dated and not all pieces are available and working at the same time. Our students would value some new, quality pieces of equipment.
  • Provide fitness equipment in a convenient location for our students and local community. Private gym membership can be costly and not everyone is comfortable in using a gym. The nearest leisure centre is 4 miles away and not on a direct bus route.
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How we will achieve our goals

With this funding we could purchase new high quality gym equipment. The current equipment has reached the end of its life and constantly needs repairing meaning certain pieces of equipment are not available to be used. The fitness suite is very popular with students and staff members using it daily during the school day at lunch and after school.

Where the money will go

It would make a big difference, some students use transport to Countesthorpe Leysland and our lunchtime and afterschool activities provide them with the opportunity to stay behind with their friends who live locally before getting a late bus home. We aim to promote fun, healthy activities that can make a positive difference to our students.

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  1. Posted on November 21, 2016

    I have three children at this school and I would love for the to receive this money to help them towards this equipment.

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