20 April 2015
The Wright Astro is offically open! The opening was a wonderfully festive occasion with the past pupils showing the youngsters how to play and enjoy their hockey. Many staff had a slightly dazed look as they looked at this beautiful addition to our school campus which has definitely raised the bar in terms of how we view ourselves and what the future holds for Edgemead in all spheres. The first league games were played on Friday against The Settlers High School and, fittingly, we won both games. Well done to Edgemead Hockey.
We have sold 13 advertising boards already, only 20 spaces so if you are interested please contact Mrs Frazer at the school. We also have a “buy a piece of turf” fundraiser for 120 lucky people to have their names on a board forever, R500 a slot – contact Mrs Frazer for details.
18 March 2015
This week has to be the most exciting week yet! the carpet is almost finished and the sand dressing starts on Friday, the pavilion and technical area steel work and roof is half completed and the fencing is done. We are all but finished the project, all that remians is the finishing and making everything look pretty for the opening!
Reminder that our official opening is on Tuesday 14 April at 3.15pm. We have sold 5 advertising boards already, only 20 spaces so if you are interested please contact Mrs Frazer at the school. We also have a “buy a piece of turf” fundraiser for 120 lucky people to have their names on a board forever, R500 a slot – contact Mrs Frazer for details.
5 March 2015
Finally the carpet is being laid! Now we have a sense of an astro forming and we are sure by the end of next week the carpet should be finished. See the gallery below.
27 February 2015
At last, after many months of anticipation the carpet arrived today! Now we all hold thumbs for clear dry weather so the shock pad and carpet can be laid next week. Slowly in the background the finishing touches are being put in place – the paving is almost finished and the fence posts are in and next week the netting goes up. Our luxury parking area is starting to look like an astro at last.
18 February 2015
Excitement levels are rising at Edgemead High School as the past week saw very visible developments at the astro. The technical area and cricket pavilion is starting to look like a possible building, the surface of the astro is finished and the shock pad and carpet have been delivered and the fence posts have been planted. We have had to almost restrain Mr Wright from spending all day watching the work in progress as he is so excited.
We also have two confirmed sponsors that have purchsed sponsor boards for placing on the astro fencing which will be put in place on the 1st April and we are looking forward to selling 20 boards this season. Queries about this option can be directed to Mrs Frazer.
For the less corporate there will be the limited option to buy a “piece of turf” (not a real piece unfortunately) for R500 and have your name on our special sponsor board at the astro forever! Watch out for our circulars for details that will be coming out shortly.
21 January 2015
The based layering was completed when the builders year ended in 2014, this was sort of like a gravel carpark with the curb edging. We are now busy with the first part of levelling which involves putting down a tar-like layer in sections that are carefully levelled. The contractors involved with the tecnical area (the undercover area where the teams and scorer etc sit) moved onto site on the 20 January to begin construction of the small cricket/hockey pavilion that will include the technical area. We decided to increase the size of this technical area to include seating for about 60 cricket spectators in summer at the back of the hockey area. The long term view is to further increase the length of this pavilion to add seating for the hockey pitch that will be under-cover as well.