Pupils make waves at opening of new pool
Pupils at a Bath primary school are taking to the water after the opening of their new swimming pool.
Parents, staff, children and governors at St Martin's Garden Primary School, in Odd Down, have been working hard over the past few years to raise almost £29,000 towards the £50,000 overall cost of the refurbishment and rebuilding project.
Their efforts have paid off and former Olympic swimmer Andrew Clayton was on hand to officially declare the facility open.
It is now being used every week by the youngsters at St Martin's Garden and the Margaret Coates Centre, as well as the Bath School of Swimming and AquaBabies Wiltshire.
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The original pool was built during the 1960s, but needed a complete overhaul so it was ready to be used by the schoolchildren of today.
Although the refurbishment is complete, there is still fundraising to be done so that the final part of the bill can be paid off.
Head teacher Keith Ford said: "The whole group fitted around the pool and celebrated this massive achievement. We couldn't have got to this point without everyone's fantastic support."
The school was also helped by the Medlock Trust, Brian Roper, Bath and North East Somerset Council and housing group Curo (formerly Somer).
The children marked the opening of the new pool by taking part in a swimming gala as part of their sports week.