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Pavilion Update

Find out about the impact that your donations have made in building the Lynn James Pavilion.
27 Oct 2023
Written by Rebecca Roberts
United Kingdom
A view of the Lynn James Pavilion from the playing fields.
A view of the Lynn James Pavilion from the playing fields.

It has been three years since the Lynn James Pavilion was completed. Despite the challenges the “Making a Difference” fundraising campaign faced during three Covid lockdowns, we managed to complete the building that was so necessary to replace the existing Pavilion, which was so dilapidated it could no longer be used for its purpose. Parents, alumni and students pulled together to raise a large amount of money. The school is so grateful to everyone who donated.

The difference that it has made has been huge. Obviously, it’s vital for the teams to have warm showers and clean, well-equipped changing rooms, but it's the hospitality room that has really added value to the facility. This area has become multi-functional. It can serve as a classroom, it can hold presentations and meetings, it can host alumni reunions and it can be used by the PTA to sell drinks and snacks at House Cross Country.  It recently hosted a large group of year eight children from both Adams and the Newport Girls High School in a collaborative team-building event organized by our Front Team and their Head Girl team.

We are also hoping to increase to use of the use of the Pavilion by hiring it out for groups in the school holidays. Our Outreach department has been working towards opening our doors to the wider Newport community groups so that we can give local children the chance to share our amazing sports facilities.

The Lynn James Pavilion has been a fantastic success. However, because of the pause in fundraising, we have yet to reach our fundraising target. We had to use emergency funding to complete the build on time to comply with the terms of our grant. Therefore, the Pavilion campaign is still our current fundraising goal.

Buying a plaque is one way you can help. If you were on one of our sports teams, a plaque is a perfect way to commemorate your time here. It will be on display in the hospitality area for as long as the building stands (which should be a lot longer than the last one!). 

If you have continued working in sport since leaving Adams, we would also love to receive any professional photos you may have of yourself playing sport so that we can decorate our currently rather blank walls. These can be emailed in, but would need to be high-resolution.

To find out more about buying a plaque or make a one-off or regular donation to the Pavilion campaign, please visit our “Support Us” page. We still also have naming rights available for parts of the building.

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