We are a primary school tucked away in a residential area in South Invercargill. Our students have used the basketball hoops everyday for many years. Our sports courts and grounds are outstanding therefore, many many members from our wider community come to the grounds for physical activities. In weekends, holidays or after school as staff we often see people; playing golf, cricket and rugby on the field. People will ride their bikes and scooters or shoot netball hoops on the netball courts, and until the end of last year the basketball court and hoops were used significantly by local teenagers to play basketball
At the end of 2014, one of our basketball hoops collapsed, requiring it to be taken down and repaired, much to the horror of our school kids. The quote to fix and restore the hoop received from the school in mid December indicated, at the hoop end repairs included; straightening, cleaning up and re-securing sleeve onto bottom post with additional welds to strengthen join and galv coat to prevent rusting. And for the fixing to the ground; remove bent and broken flanges from bottom of post. Supply and install new plate steel, mounting plates welded to both the post and sleeve plus supply and install new galv bolts to secure to mounting points.
Our Principal investigated fixing the broken hoop, but had to place this on hold because as a school, we have experienced significant funding changes, therefore have had to be very careful with prioritising with expenditure. Fixing the basketball hoop has not been an expenditure she could prioritise with using school funds for.
HELP NEWFIELD PARK SCHOOL REPAIR THEIR BASKETBALL HOOP
WHAT IS THE FUNDING FOR?
Fixing the broken basketball hoop in the school playground
HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
265 people use the court