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Update on the Pitch In Campaign for Sport, April 2024

25 Apr 2024
Written by Hamble Russell
School News

We are one month on from our first ever AGS Giving Day, officially launching our Pitch In Campaign for Sport.

Watch all the highlights here and find out how the Campaign is progressing.

Thank you once again to everyone who donated, the support from our Aylesburian community was incredible!

Read more below about the Pitch In Campaign for Sport.

Why are we fundraising?

We need to raise £1 million to build an all-weather, multi-purpose sports pitch in the centre of the School.

- We are one of the only Schools in the area not to have an all-weather pitch on our School site.

- Our existing sports facilities are simply not adequate for the modern era, being too susceptible to disruption from bad weather and too far away from the main school premises.

- Planning permission has been secured and firm quotes received for the work.  Now we just need the money to build.

- Unfortunately, government funding is not available for this project so we must rely on donations. 

What are the benefits of an on-site all-weather pitch?

- The surface will be suitable for curriculum PE and outdoor games, as well as for competitive matches of rugby and football.

- The facility will ensure access to high quality outdoor activity for the entire school community whilst also eliminating the time currently needed to travel to and from off-premises locations and resolve the implicit health and safety issues of taking students off-site.

- Ensuring access to physical activity throughout a student’s time at AGS is a critical element of our overall education (learning through participation), with proven benefits for both physical and mental health.

- When not in use by the School, the facility will be available to local community organisations, subject to appropriate agreements, and in line with our strategic approach to collaborate with the local community, reflecting our founding principles.

What are the current timescales of this project?

- We aim to have the new pitch ready for use by April 2026, the start of the summer term.

- To achieve this, we will need to start work by Jan 2026. We will need most of the funds secured by Dec 2025, and a majority pledged by June 2025.


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