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A new sports suite, including a fully-equipped gym, is now available to pupils and staff at King's Lynn Academy during and after school hours.

It was officially opened on Monday by North West Norfolk MP, James Wild.

As a result of investment by Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, of which the school is a part, the academy sports hall changing rooms have been refurbished and a new PE classroom has been created.

James Wild MP officially opens the KLA sports suite. MLNF-21PM10114
James Wild MP officially opens the KLA sports suite. MLNF-21PM10114

A new state of the art gym has been added - fully kitted out with running machines, static bikes, rowing machines and a number of weight machines.

Both students and staff are able to access the gym facilities outside school hours, once an induction has taken place.

Chief executive of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, Paul Shanks said:“Our investment in upgrading the sports facilities at KLA has transformed the learning environment for the students and their teachers.

James Wild MP tries out the fitness equipment, along with Stacey Lee (head of PE) and students. MLNF-21PM10111
James Wild MP tries out the fitness equipment, along with Stacey Lee (head of PE) and students. MLNF-21PM10111

"Being able to support healthier lifestyles for all of our school community in outstanding facilities is an added benefit we are pleased that we can offer. These buildings will provide modern, fit-for-purpose facilities for pupils for many years to come.”

Alan Fletcher, principal of KLA, said: “As a school, we feel particularly fortunate to have great new sports facilities which our students and staff can all access. The new gym, in particular, has proven very popular with our students!”

Mr Wild, who unveiled a plaque at the suite. said: “I was delighted to open the new sports suite and to see the excellent modern gym facilities that Eastern Multi-Academy Trust has invested in for the pupils and staff of KLA, including allowing them to be used after the school day.

“As a keen runner, I understand how important engaging pupils in sport is in encouraging them to continue to lead healthy active lifestyles once they leave education.”

James Wild MP officially opens the KLA sports suite. Also pictured: second left Julie Perry (Chair of Trust), third right Paul Shanks (chief executive of Trust), second right, Alan Fletcher,(KLA principal) and students. MLNF-21PM10113
James Wild MP officially opens the KLA sports suite. Also pictured: second left Julie Perry (Chair of Trust), third right Paul Shanks (chief executive of Trust), second right, Alan Fletcher,(KLA principal) and students. MLNF-21PM10113


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