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PHUKET: Team Tigers of Quality Schools International (QSI) Phuket are getting ready to unveil their new and improved sports den.

The US$120,000 (just over 3.7 million baht) new facilities include a multi-purpose basketball court, a football field enveloped by a 100-meter running track and a new garden and waterfall.

In a fitting tribute to the home side, their new football pitch is made from a surface called “Tiger Turf”, an apt name when your team logo, name and mascot is a roaring tiger.

The new facilities will be used for T-ball, football, basketball, tennis, badminton, track and field activities and the football field will be used for the flag raising ceremony each morning before classes, a QSI Phuket tradition.

School director Patrick Buckley is confident the new facilities will be a valuable educational asset.

“We have always had the best teachers and students, and now I am proud to say we have the facilities to match.”

“Our new facilities communicate to our students and their parents that we want to give them the best educational opportunities, and sport is a very important aspect of our curriculum.”

Facility upgrades have been a top priority at QSI Phuket since director Buckley joined the school in August last year.

The majority of construction work was scheduled over the Christmas holiday break, and although work has been ongoing, students and teachers have been able to see the remarkable transformation at the school each day.

Before work began, the upper playground usually reserved for primary students, was a little more than a dusty patch of land with a climbing frame. But today the new sporting arena will provide ample space and safety for students to hone their athletic abilities.

“Everyone associated with the school seems to be very happy with the upgrades and the students are really looking forward to using the new facilities,” director Buckley said.

All members of the public, and especially anyone connected with the school, are encouraged to join the opening ceremony of the new facilities on Friday, February 10, from 1:45 to 2:30pm.

For more information, see www.qsischool.org or 076-524243.

— Fraser Morton

 

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