Woodham Academy has invested more than £100,000 on new modern and accessible changing facilities.
The revamped facilities have been designed to maximise space and help boost participation in PE lessons, as well in the extensive extra-curricular activities offered by Woodham’s Sports Academy.
Headteacher Christine Forsyth said: “This investment demonstrates Woodham Academy’s commitment to providing our students with the best possible facilities.
“The school prides itself on its outstanding extra-curricular provision, which these new changing rooms will help to support.
“They are fully accessible and modern, and are something that our students are proud of and respect.”
The sleek and spacious facilities improve disabled access and include a separate shower area with private cubicles and an accessible wet room.
The £112,000 revamp also features a non-slip floor, new benches, improved security, clear white lighting throughout, and an increased number of toilets, all with full height doors.
Staff from Woodham’s Sports Academy, which holds at least one extra-curricular club every night, said they have already noticed an increase in the number of students taking part in activities.
The facilities are also available for use by the community, including visits from primary schools.
• Pictured (above): Head of PE Hannah Kent with Woodham Academy students in the school’s new changing facilities.