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Booking of School Facilities
The school has a number of facilities that can be hired out such as:
- Main Sports Hall
- Dance Studio
- School Hall
- Swimming Pool
For enquiries please contact Mrs Audrey Stewart on 01948 830291 Mon to Wed 9am - 3.30pm.
The School in the Community
Sixth Formers take part in some form of community service as part of the Welsh Baccalearate / P.S.E. programme and there is a further community commitment from Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme participants.
Each year a number of Year 11 pupils choose to make items which will be of use to local primary schools or hospitals as part of their G.C.S.E. coursework. The school band plays at a variety of venues in the local community which has included church functions, village fetes, primary school fairs and at Maelor Music Society events; The band was especially honoured to play before the Queen at Overton's 700th Charter Anniversary Celebrations.
Developing and improving links with the community is an important part of the ethos of the school and every opportunity is made to open up the school and its facilities to the public.
Community Use of School Facilities
The Maelor Music Society use the school for their concerts, and a number of local groups including the Maelor South Community Council hold regular meetings and events at the school. Football Penley AFC train at the school and use the sports field for their regular matches.
Swimming for the Over 50's. The Penley Rainbow Centre and the school have joined forces to offer swimming for the over 50's on a Tuesday morning during term time, 11am to 12 noon. Bookings are necessary and are to be done through Geraldine at the Rainbow Centre, contact number 01948 830730.
Badminton is available in the Sports Hall to the local community on Thursday evenings 7pm to 8pm at a cost of £3.00 per person. First come, first served basis. Appropriate, non marking footwear must be worn and Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
Community Clubs: there are three community clubs available to both Maelor School pupils and primary school pupils from age 8. Drama is held after school on a Friday 3.45pm to 5.45pm and costs £3.50/session. It is led by Mrs Clare-Louise Rhys-Jones who has vast experience in theatre productions.
Gymnastics takes place on a Monday 3.45pm to 4.45pm for Maelor School pupils and 4.45pm to 5.45pm for primary school pupils and the cost is £1.75/session. Mrs Julie Edwards, who is a professional coach, takes this class which is very much enjoyed by all.
Athletics Club starts on Thursday 17 January 2013 in the Maelor School Sports Hall. 3.30pm to 4.30pm for Maelor School pupils and 4.45pm to 5.45pm for Primary School pupils (age 7+). ONLY £1 PER SESSION. Sports kit required for indoor training until Easter. All welcome!
Our PE department with assistance from our Sixth Formers regularly run after school clubs including, Netball, Hockey, Football, athletics and dance.
1st Penley Guides - is starting up at the school on Wednesday 27 February 2013, 7pm to 8.30pm. It is open to all girls aged 10-14. For more information about Guides log onto www.girlguiding.org.uk. If you are interested in coming along please contact Mrs A Stewart at the school.
The School is fortunate enough to have its own swimming pool that we open to the public on a regular basis.
Following the completion of the rebuilding and refurbishment work, the community use of the pool has increased.
This year's programme includes:
- Monday Children’s swimming lessons 4.15 – 6.45pm
- Tuesday Over 50's swimming sessions 11am - 12 noon (see above for details)
- Wednesday Penguins Swimming Club 6.30pm onwards
- Thursday Penguin’s Swimming Club 7.30pm onwards
- Friday Private Hire 5.00pm onwards
- Saturday Private Hire 9.00am onwards
- Sunday Penguins Swimming Club 3.45pm onwards
Community Activities After School and During Holidays
A number of activities are offered including tennis coaching, swimming, trampolining, fencing and archery. As part of the Welsh Assembly, free swim initiative, swimming sessions during school holidays are free to under 16’s and over 60’s.
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