Shrewsbury School is an active partner locally and regionally and we are in a unique position to share our facilities with our communities as well as support a thriving local economy.
We have excellent indoor and outdoor facilities available, supporting sport and the arts, charities and local interest groups. In addition we are exploring ways of enabling the general public to enjoy the beauty of the site, opening up for the annual town Darwin Festival and to see our ‘Tree Walk’ created by our students. Slightly further afield, in the hills above Betws-Y-Coed, our outdoor centre Talargerwyn is able to cater for groups seeking a residential base in Snowdonia.
We support our local communities and support the local economy through:
- Sharing our sports facilities: cricket centre, swimming pool, squash courts, astroturfs
- Providing meeting venues for clubs, societies, and other schools etc.
- Granting the use of our Alington Hall and Maidment Centre for Music to the community choir
- Supporting local festivals such as the Darwin Festival through using our unique Archive and Taylor Library
- Preparations for Into University residential visit
- Preparations for hosting MAT primary and secondary games
- Discounting the use of facilities for music (Maidment, Alington) for concerts for charity, local primary schools, community choir, town orchestra – £6k in academic year 2018-19
- Discounting the use of facilities for sport (Cricket, Astro, Pool) for primary schools, local teams, county and national squads – £22k in the academic year 2018-19
Benefits and Impact
Sharing our facilities and supporting local communities enables:
- Closer social and cultural links with local town and county
- Wider sporting interaction between Salopians and other players
- Promotion of the ‘county pathways’ to develop our sportsmen and sportswomen
- Reduces travel time to access county training and events
We will be expanding our engagement with local communities by:
- Providing residentials for children from disadvantaged areas
- Hosting sporting events and competitions for primary and secondary schools Developing the work of the archive
- Promoting use of Talargerwyn