Students at Albany Academy have come back to school this September to a stunning new look sports hall. The sports hall which is used on a daily basis by students and during evening and weekends by local community clubs and sports teams, got a major new facelift thanks to a £1-million-pound investment from the school.
The school secured the funding through the Academies capital investment fund to extend the lifespan of the roof for a further 30 years and to increase safety and accessibility. The state of the art 4 court sports hall which can accommodate 7 different sports has been the scene of many sporting successes over the years. The work will ensure that the sports hall can continue to support the high quality PE that take place at Albany for many years to come.
Headteacher, Mr Mayland, said, “Physical education is an essential part of school life and our PE staff excel at the getting the best out of our students, many of whom not only represent school but also Lancashire and England in their various sports. I am delighted that our ambition for our students was recognised by the government in the form of this £1million grant. The refurbishment of our sports hall is the first stage in our plans to enhance our sporting facilities for the benefit not only of our students but also the many members of our local community who use our sports facilities.”
Head of PE, Mr Peacock, said, "The sports hall refurbishment has successfully resolved several problems. This has enabled the PE staff and the local community to maximise the facilities potential for the education and enjoyment of all."