On Tuesday the 9th of November, Sherburn High School had a grand opening event for their new gym facility.
Governors, Trust senior leaders, local Counsellors and sports groups who helped with fundraising were invited to the event that marked the official re-opening of the school’s gym facility after the old gym burnt down over three years ago.
To mark the occasion of the new gym opening, there were performances from year 10 musicians and a gymnastics display from pupils from years 8 to 12.
Jason Qareqare, a professional rugby league player for Castleford Tigers, was there to assist in cutting the ribbon to officially open the gym alongside Head of PE Luke Stubbins. Jason is an ex-pupil of Sherburn High School and says, ‘it’s nice to be invited back to open the new gym.’
Miriam Oakley, Head Teacher, was very grateful and thankful for all the support they have received and said ‘thank you to the community who have looked after the school and supported it. They still used the facilities we had available and donated to the school.
A big thank you to the PE department staff who, despite having no changing rooms and couldn’t get to their office facilities, still continued.
Students were equally as amazing, having to get changed in their classrooms and just simply got on with it. We received no complaints from anyone. We are delighted that it is now up and running.’
Sherburn High School said that It’s great to celebrate the new gym, and the new top-quality facilities, gym and changing rooms are what the pupils deserve.
The school also said that the builders were great and very flexible to the needs of the school.
The new gym and facilities are available to hire out, and the facility boasts a Swimming pool, separate changing facilities, and good disabled access.
It is another space for the community to hire, and details of which can be found on the Sherburn High School website.