Climbing Wall – New Sports Facility for Students and the Community

Climbing Wall – New Sports Facility for Students and the Community

JOG is raising funds for a new, state of the art climbing wall that will benefit the whole community. Due to its unique position in the rural town of Hungerford, the school has the privilege of serving its locality as well as students.

JOG School already shares several of its facilities with the town – including the independently run Leisure Centre, Hungerford Youth Club, the 3G Football pitch, and other local groups such as The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company, art clubs and sporting groups.

The new Climbing Wall would benefit the rural area, where such facilities are limited and far apart – the nearest in Swindon or Newbury. The wall will encourage engagement, progression and skill development, as well as mental and physical health benefits and the flexible design of the wall allows unlimited scope for creative route setting and re-positioning with 9 climbing lines.

Project Leader, Ms Arden-Hunt and Head of PE, Mr McKevitt recently went on air with Penny Locke of Penny Post to talk about this ambitious project (about 5 minutes in.)  https://www.mixcloud.com/4legsradio/this-week-with-penny-8th-march-2024/

Grants have already been gratefully received from Hungerford Town Council, Hungerford Town and Manor, the Englefield Charitable Trust and Greenham Trust, boosting those raised by JOG’s small but mighty PSA. Match-funded through The Good Exchange, nearly £12,000 of the £28,261 needed has been raised so far but the remaining £16,000 needs to be found before the end of June, for the project to go ahead.

If you’d like to find out more and support, please go to:
https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project/18888/john-ogaunt-school-parent-staff-association/climbing-wall—additional-sports-facilities-for-students

(Picture is an example of what the new Climbing Wall will look like. )

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