School dives in to help get new therapy pool afloat

Woodfield School, Hemel Hempstead.
Woodfield School, Hemel Hempstead.

A charity raising money for a new school hydrotherapy pool is making a splash with its efforts.

Woodfield School in Malmes Croft, which teaches pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties, is in desperate need of a new pool and sports hall in order to give many of the children the freedom they do not have outside of the water.

The Woodfield Association School and Partners group, or WASP, have so far raised £6,500 towards the project through various events.

The team is now hoping to finalise plans in order to seek planning permission and apply for grants towards its £1.3 million target.

WASP chairman Lorraine Love said: “At the moment our pool can’t take children as often as we would like, because of filtration problems.

“The more we can get them in water, the better – it gives freedom to those who are otherwise restricted and is beneficial for all the children.”

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