Rydal Penrhos School’s swimming pool moved another step closer to re-opening this week.
The school’s estates team, led by Richard Smith have put in a significant amount of work during the summer months and the autumn term on the £150,000 renovations, and the impressive facility is now in its final stages before being made available during the early portion of the spring term.
This process took a substantial time and involved half an inch per hour, and staff will now bring the water to temperature before installing new chemical pumps.
They will then treat the water so it is compliant with health and safety standards before being available to use for the school community following the Christmas break.
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These plans are well on course to meet the timeframe stated, with the renovations including a design from Prep School pupil Charlotte Knight, which won a competition instigated by Executive Principal John Waszek.
He said: “A lot of hard work has gone into making the necessary changes to our Swimming Pool to ensure it is a sustainable asset for years to come.
“This is another massive boost for the exciting academic and co-curricular provision we provide as part of a well-rounded and exceptional education here at Rydal Penrhos.”
All pupils from Reception through to Year 9 will receive a weekly swimming lesson as part of exciting curriculum changes.
The swimming pool originally opened more than 50 years ago and in addition to swimming lessons for pupils, there will also be competitive and recreational swimming available at the facility.