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The judging panel for the pool design competition

Members of the Minsthorpe Pool Action Group keep the campaign in the thoughts of local people one year after the pool closed.
Picture: Pool campaign organisers Cynthia Bressani, Bev Unwin, Elain Dawson, Janet Brown and David Fitzgerald.
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Members of the Minsthorpe Pool Action Group keep the campaign in the thoughts of local people one year after the pool closed. Picture: Pool campaign organisers Cynthia Bressani, Bev Unwin, Elain Dawson, Janet Brown and David Fitzgerald. p307a415

Children’s designs for the proposed new south east swimming pool will go on public display later this month.

Minsthorpe Pool Action Group (MPAG) organised a competition inviting local school children to come up with a drawing, painting, computer design or model of what they want the proposed pool to look like.

The youngsters’ entries will go on display from Monday, June 16, to Sunday, June 29, in several different venues so that as many people as possible can view them.

The design contest was organised to mark the one year anniversary of the pool’s closure in April and to make sure the issue was kept at the forefront of people’s minds. Wakefield Council has promised a new pool for the south east but the location has not yet been determined.

A number of schools have signed up, including Grove Lea Primary, West End Academy, Moorthorpe J&I School, Sacred Heart Catholic School and Ash Grove J&I School.

All schools who take part will be provided with book vouchers.

Staff will choose four finalists from each school and it is these entries that will form the public display. The pictures and models could be incorporated into the new pool, possibly as wall or floor tiles.

MPAG members are now appealing for people to step forward with local venues where the entries can be displayed.

They also need a number of display boards to put the competition entries on. Anyone who can help with providing a venue for the display or any boards should email saveminsthorpepool@hotmail.co.uk

 

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