Grant Funding Executive for Go Fund, Yvonne Leitch-Heggie, said “The upgrade of the synthetic sports courts will encourage further involvement for the students and the community. The courts can be used for school-wide sport and training, and lunchtime activities, hosting hockey and netball competitions, local community ceremonies and being available to our wider school community for use. Tiger Turf’s Evo Pro is very low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing.”
“The benefits of replacing the synthetic sports surface include providing a safe environment for all weather conditions allowing year round play for physical activities such as netball, tennis, basketball, hockey, football, touch rugby, futsal and athletics. It will also enable us to offer sport options for everyone enables everyone to participate, improving general health and wellbeing and providing a sense of identity.”
Grant Funding Executive for Go Fund, Yvonne Leitch-Heggie
Feilding Intermediate School was established in 1964. It is a decile 5, Year 7 and 8 Intermediate School located to the north of Palmerston North, with a current roll of three hundred and fifty students, comprising mainly NZ European and Maori students. The school focuses on providing a positively engaged and purposeful learning for all tamariki and this learner centred goal underpins all our decision making. It has a proud tradition of excellence in sports across a range of codes and a large number of children participating in sports teams, catering for differing levels of ability, experience, and competitiveness.
The school is particularly proud of the fact that “all of our students are involved in a comprehensive health and physical education programme and participate in school wide events. Students have regular opportunities to compete against other classes, and sometimes even the staff! Feilding Intermediate also participates in the Super Sport competition, which enables selected teams to compete against other regional Intermediates. We are current Supersport champions for Year 7 and 8 Netball, and girls Cross Country.”
“The upgrade of this facility will encourage further involvement for all our students as well as the wider community. The courts and used for school-wide sport and lunchtime activities, encouraging students to get active, hosting hockey and netball competitions, and local community ceremonies.”
Feilding Intermediate School received a grant of $50,000 from the NZCT in order to upgrade their play areas and sports fields with multi-purpose turf.