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Shaftesbury School unveils new AstroTurf

Shaftesbury School unveiled its new AstroTurf facility last week, a large improvement project that has been supported by a local charitable trust.

Headteacher Tim Farrer said “We are delighted with our new Astroturf – this will make a huge difference to the school and our students, enabling them to play a range of sports all year round. This has been a big project, and it would not have been possible without the generous support of the Lushtrust who provided £60,000 of funding towards it, for which we are incredibly grateful. I know our students will be keen to use this new facility, and given the current situation, our outdoor facilities will be more important than ever.”

Tim Hall from the Lushtrust said “Many people do not realise Shaftesbury School has a proud heritage going back to 1718, originally funded with an endowment from William Lush, from which the School Foundation charity gets it’s name, The Lushtrust. It is this original endowment that forms the basis of the Foundation’s assets today, which the trustees manage to benefit the students of Shaftesbury School. The Lushtrust is committed to the enrichment of student life at Shaftesbury School to help all our students raise their aspirations and realise their full potential. The Lushtrust was delighted to be able to help fund the new Astro pitch, approximately 50% of the cost, without which the work would not have been possible. Shaftesbury is fortunate to have this foundation to support projects like this, which are enthusiastically supported as they benefit such a large number of students through their school years”.

Photo: from left to right – Howard Parfitt (Lushtrust), Tim Farrer (Headteacher), Tim Hall (Lushtrust), and Tim Page (Lushtrust).

 

Shaftesbury School unveiled its new AstroTurf facility last week, a large improvement project that has been supported by a local charitable trust.

Headteacher Tim Farrer said “We are delighted with our new Astroturf – this will make a huge difference to the school and our students, enabling them to play a range of sports all year round. This has been a big project, and it would not have been possible without the generous support of the Lushtrust who provided £60,000 of funding towards it, for which we are incredibly grateful. I know our students will be keen to use this new facility, and given the current situation, our outdoor facilities will be more important than ever.”

Tim Hall from the Lushtrust said “Many people do not realise Shaftesbury School has a proud heritage going back to 1718, originally funded with an endowment from William Lush, from which the School Foundation charity gets it’s name, The Lushtrust. It is this original endowment that forms the basis of the Foundation’s assets today, which the trustees manage to benefit the students of Shaftesbury School. The Lushtrust is committed to the enrichment of student life at Shaftesbury School to help all our students raise their aspirations and realise their full potential. The Lushtrust was delighted to be able to help fund the new Astro pitch, approximately 50% of the cost, without which the work would not have been possible. Shaftesbury is fortunate to have this foundation to support projects like this, which are enthusiastically supported as they benefit such a large number of students through their school years”.

Photo: from left to right – Howard Parfitt (Lushtrust), Tim Farrer (Headteacher), Tim Hall (Lushtrust), and Tim Page (Lushtrust).

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