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Pool Opening Ceremony

After many months waiting for COVID-19 to release its grip on our ability to mix with people, we were delighted to finally organise an official ceremony to celebrate the opening of our school swimming pool and changing rooms.

The Mayoress, Cllr Gill and her Deputy, Cllr Harnden (who will become the new Mayoress in the next few weeks) joined us, along with many of the wonderful people, past and present, who have helped us to achieve our goal after many, many years of fundraising.

With the pool looking sparkling in the sunshine and a welcome tea on offer courtesy of ‘Megan’s Cakes’ and the local Southern Co-op, along with the beautiful vintage crockery very kindly loaned to us free of charge from ‘All About The Taste’ in Chertsey, a lovely time was had by all.

It was particularly pleasing to welcome back staff, governors and FOSS members who have been instrumental in keeping this project alive over the past 10 years since our old pool was condemned and demolished.

The children at Stepgates are swimming once again as part of their curriculum, and we are gradually opening our doors to others in the local community.

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us, every donation and every minute you have given up to help, is very gratefully received by us all.

The final step in this journey is to build an enclosure around the existing pool to create an all year round facility for the children of Stepgates and the local community to enjoy for generations to come.

If you would like to help us in any way, no matter how small, we would be delighted to hear from you.