A school’s sports facilities have been heralded as a shining example by a government minister, who officially opened them last week.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson opened Tower Road Academy’s Olympic 2012 inspired track and outdoor sports and fitness facilities on Thursday, along with Boston MP Mark Simmonds.
He called the facilities a ‘blueprint’ and said other schools should be inspired by Tower Road, adding: “Mark told me ‘this is a school that’s done this really well, come and see the short of the impossible’. I have been absolutely blown away by what I have seen here.”
The £150,000 facilities include a new 420 metre track ith two soft running surfaces and two lanes for tarmac.
There is also a full-size multi-games sports surface for netball, basketball, football and tennis, athletics and games markings with a solar panel stop clock and trim trail.
He said this kind of project would help combat Boston’s history of high obesity levels, adding: “It you have the right level of leadership and drive you will not have obese kids.”
Mr Roberston was also taken to Wyberton playing fields to open the new £330,000 changing facilities there which include four changing rooms, two referee rooms, storage and social areas as well as adaptations for disabled people.
There are plans for further expansion at Wyberton and the impressed minister said: “This passes my test when people don’t just say that’s done. This is stage one and you are going to take this a whole lot further.”