Welcome back! We hope you have all enjoyed the half term break and spent time doing things you enjoy with friends and family. Our school site teams have been very busy during half term with lots of IT developments and ongoing building and refurbishment works taking place, to ensure all our schools are great environments for young people to learn, and for staff to work.
We are also campaigning to keep Batley Sports and Tennis Centre open. Thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting during the holidays. Batley Sports Centre is crucial for our young people to access sports provision for their main PE curriculum, but also for their general physical and mental wellbeing outside of school. Learning does not start and end at the school gates and community provision of this nature is essential, and beneficial to people of all ages.
The Chair of Governors, from Batley Girls' High School, spoke eloquently at the open community meeting about why the sports centre is so important, and a learner from Upper Batley High School has been influential in advertising the campaign to encourage members of our community to sign the petition in support. The community meeting was arranged by Kim Leadbeater, MP, who supports keeping Batley Sports Centre open. We hope you will join us in this social action project to protect and preserve essential community facilities in Batley. Community Makes Us, and unity in community is key.