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The Centenary Hall
In April 2010 Armathwaite School celebrated its centenary.The school has gone from strength to strength, with national recognition for its work in Child Initiated Independent Learning and ever increasing numbers on roll.
The aim was to provide appropriate facilities to support the "gold plated " education that Armathwaite School provides.
The problem was that the school had no separate hall, the main room ( Reception and Year 1 classroom ) was used for indoor PE and the Year 2 and 3 classroom for serving food to those eating school dinners.
The school needed a multipurpose hall for
It also provided the opportunity to
Requirements from Armathwaite Community
There were also requirements from the wider community of Armathwaite which were not completely met by the Old School Hall. It was unsuitable for active sports such as those needed by the Youth Club,Brownies, Rainbows and Football Club.
It was proposed that the hall would have a separate entrance so that it could be used independently of the main school building, after hours for community groups
The Centenary Hall Action Group ( CHAG )|
The Governors of Armathwaite School asked parents and community members to form an action group to make this project happen. The School PTFA agreed to raise a significant amount of money towards the cost of the new build and project plans and costs were submitted to Cumbria County Council.
Plans for Centenary Hall|
The funding for the Centenary Hall was raised by Armathwaite School,individual donations, PTFA fundraising events and donations from the local community.The CHAG Action Group also applied for grants from various bodies to help reach the target of 230,000 pounds
Many thanks to everyone who returned an envelope and donated to our appeal. Your support is very much appreciated.
Update on Community Fundraising
Total cost of hall estimated at 230,000 pounds
* Including Gift Aid
Other grant applications in progress 25,000 pounds
As part of the community fundraising some incredibly brave volunteers abseiled down the Civic Centre in Carlisle.
You can see some of the action in the slideshow below.
The abseiling raised 2,500 pounds ~ well done everyone ! ( November 2009 )