the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Unveiling marks official opening of the Pavilion
29 March 2019
Last summer, Edgbaston High School embarked on a project to refurbish the sports pavilion down at the playing fields. Taking three months to complete, the works were completed in September 2018, successfully transforming the existing building, resulting in new changing rooms and showers, a spacious café lounge and designated storage areas, as well as a dedicated office space.
We were delighted to finally take the opportunity to mark the official opening of the Pavilion on Friday last week with a special event. After lunch, pupils from Year 1 to Sixth Form donned their trainers and made their way down to the playing fields en masse to take part in a unique whole school dance activity. Led by Mrs Williamson and Miss Lawrence, almost 800 girls danced, Zumba-ed and exercised their way through an energetic 30 minutes of activity. We were pleased to see the assembled teaching staff joining in too!
The music ended and girls, staff and invited guests gathered outside the pavilion to watch the opening ceremony. Introduced by Mr Payne, Chair of Governors, Dr Weeks took the microphone, having accepted the school’s formal invitation to open the Pavilion, a tribute in the year of her retirement.
Dr Weeks’ speech emphasised the importance of physical exercise for health, and the role of sport in building friendships, resilience and working together towards a common aim. After the unveiling of the plaque, the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, much applause and ‘three cheers for Dr Weeks’ the pavilion was declared open. Guests were then invited to enjoy refreshments and take in a special netball match featuring our most accomplished players.
The day was huge success, greatly enjoyed by the girls, and there are rumours that the dance activity may even make another appearance at the school picnic in summer! We look forward to another occasion on which we can all enjoy our new Pavilion.
Official opening of the Pavilion
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