Six years ago I was delighted to be part of a team of people who successfully raised, with the support and generosity of so many other people, £1.5 million pounds in just 12 months to provide a large sixth form centre and amazing music facilities, all of which have completely transformed the school and opened up many new opportunities for our pupils.
In the last 18 months the school has further invested in a new senior boarding house while also upgrading its outdoor swimming pool to include an enclosure and heating. All of these initiatives have been greatly appreciated by our pupils, however for me the final piece of the jigsaw now has to be the sports pavilion and changing rooms. Sport remains at the heart of school life and yet our existing pavilion is arguably our poorest facility. As both boys and girls take part in their rugby, cricket and football matches along with other activities such as cross-country running and rounders, all in the beautiful grounds of Longford Hall, they are badly let down by the facilities currently available.
With your support, I believe we can once again make a real difference to the lives of our pupils and the external image of our school, by coming together as a community to raise funds for a pavilion and changing rooms that befit both the standard of play and the setting of Longford and, in doing so, giving pupils something to be proud of for years to come.
If you have any questions about the Campaign, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Campaign Manager, Caroline Cheal, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Answers to some of the questions you may have are also provided below.
Mike Osborne – Governor and Campaign Chair