People in Lichfield are being asked to help name a new sports hall at a local school.
The facility is being built as part of a £4.2million expansion at Nether Stowe School on St Chad’s Road.
The work will also include a new reception and sixth form area as well as additional classroom space.
Headteacher Glyn Langston-Jones said:
“We are very excited about the expansion of our buildings at Nether Stowe, which will provide first-class new teaching facilities in new classrooms, facilities for our sixth formers and a modern new reception to welcome visitors.
“This expansion will give even more children the opportunity to join us and receive a quality education.
“The Nether Stowe school community has really come together to deal with the challenges of lockdown and remote learning, but it’s also nice to know that when school life gets back to normal after the pandemic, there will be new buildings for everyone to enjoy too.”Glyn Langston-Jones, Nether Stowe School
Nether Stowe is currently looking after vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers, while providing remote working for students at home.
Mr Langston-Jones said the idea to name the new sports hall aims to build community links with the school site during lockdown.
“We are looking forward to the benefits of a brand-new sports hall and we would like to get suggestions from students, parents, staff and the wider community about who we could name it in honour of.
“It could be a former Nether Stowe pupil or much-loved member of staff, a historic figure from the area, a local sports star or someone who has made a significant contribution to local life.
“We would like local people to get involved and suggest names, so that the whole community can celebrate this new facility.”Glyn Langston-Jones, Nether Stowe School
Mr Langston-Jones urged local people to email in their ideas for consideration – although he stressed that they were looking for “serious” suggestions.
“We are expecting a few ‘Sporty McSport Halls!”Glyn Langston-Jones, Nether Stowe School
Suggestions to name the new building should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org