At long last, works to construct our new centre are underway on site!
On Friday 21st July Ravenscliffe Students and Staff joined representatives from Calderdale Council and our major sponsors at the official "spade in the ground" ceremony at Spring Hall. As you can see from the picture, work is well underway!
Headteacher Martin said "I think we all secretly wondered if we could actually pull off this challenge when we launched our appeal to supplement the funding provided by Calderdale Council, back in 2014.
“It is impossible to name every single individual and group of people who have supported us on this journey, but we were delighted to be joined symbolically at the turf cutting by representatives from Calderdale Rotary, Lloyds Banking Group, Covea Insurance and Danny Sawrij and the organising team from Leo Group, who backed us so brilliantly just last week with a summer ball which raised £265,000 alone.
“In the tougher financial times of the last three years, it is a real thrill to recognise the ‘can do’ spirit shown by so many people to support our vision of providing a resource to be proud of for both the Ravenscliffe community plus the wider Calderdale community who will now be able to access an athletics track with an appropriate infrastructure of changing rooms, showers, café and accessible training / coaching rooms.”
We'll be providing regular updates on how the project is progressing, so check back soon!!