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Christchurch Boys’ High Students To Start Year With A Splash

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4 February 2013

Christchurch Boys’ High Students To Start Year With A Splash

New and returning students at Christchurch Boys’ High School will be able to enjoy swimming in the school pool from the start of their school year.

The pool, which has had repairs carried out on it over the last three months, is about to open again, just in time for the start of term one. The pool has been out of action since the February 2011 earthquake when the structure was cracked, and the pipe work and external paving was badly damaged.

Christchurch Boys’ High School is one of 23 school pools the Ministry is repairing in greater Christchurch following the earthquakes. Kim Shannon, Ministry of Education General Manager Property, says the Boys’ High School pool is one of the largest to be repaired at 35 metres long and 12 metres wide.

“We’re thrilled the pool is reopening, it means our students and its community once again have access to a facility that will be well used, particularly at this time of the year,” says Acting Principal, Paul McWilliam.

Ms Shannon says significant process has been made on repairing school pools damaged in greater Christchurch. Of the 23 which needed work, 17 are now complete, two pools will be completed by mid-February, and the four remaining pools will be completed by the end of May, as agreed with the schools.

The Government is investing $1 billion over the next 10 years to restore and renew the education sector in greater Christchurch.

The Ministry wants to provide Christchurch with one of the most modern schooling networks in the country that will serve communities for many years to come and help each and every child get a great education.

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