Kier Western challenged its subcontractors, and staff and pupils at the school, to get their kit and boots on and take part in a six-a-side tournament on the new floodlit, all-weather pitches.
Not only did the fun event mark the end of work on the pitches, but also raised £1,000 for the hydrotherapy pool at the new Cann Bridge Special School, which is due to transfer to the site in Summer 2012.
Kier Western site manager Chris Palfrey, who organised the competition, commented: “We are proud to be associated with all the new facilities being provided at Tor Bridge High, but it’s been the new multi-sport all-weather pitch that has received the most attention among the lads on site. Everyone was eager to play on the superb new pitch and being able to combine the football with fundraising for the hydrotherapy pool is an added bonus.”
The second phase of the massive £39m transformation of the campus is expected to open in September, when pupils will be able to experiment with science and technology in brand new facilities including laboratories and surround-sound demonstration areas.
Science lessons will also be able to be held outside with the completion of a science garden with a bio-dome, pond, weather station, telescope and growing areas.
The £39m site will be home to Tor Bridge Community college, Estover Primary School, Plymbridge Children’s Centre and Nursery School, the Soundhouse, Estover Library, Estover Youth Centre, a support unit as part of the Alternative and Complimentary Education Service and Downham Special School.
As well as amazing education facilities, there will be superb sports facilities for the whole community, including a floodlit Astroturf pitch, football and rugby pitches, a new running track and cricket square, a new sports hall, three new games areas and a fully equipped gym.
The scheme was funded by the council as part of the Government’s Building Schools for the Future as a One School Pathfinder programme.