Diamond playfield unsafe for sporting activities – teachers

first_imgThe playfield at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, which is currently being utilised for sporting activities, is currently in a deplorable state, posing threats to both athletes and teachers.During a visit to the facility, coaches complained that the uneven grounds are dangerous for the athletes, which can result severe physical injury.A deplorable section of the pavilion’s ceiling covered in bee nestsOne teacher, Damion Layne, who is attached to Friendship Secondary School told Guyana Times in an interview on Wednesday that the ground is in need of urgent repairs.He said that the children complained of having to slow down at specific spots on the field owing to rutted landscape.“We were fortunate to be able to have sports on the ground and in my opinion, I think the ground needs to be rehabilitated. It’s not really 100 per cent safe for the students to run at their full potential, it had a lot of (uneven) areas and so. The pavilion was not in the best of conditions either… so if it is that we can have someone take care of it as early as possible it would make me feel much more comfortable to take my house or my students there to perform,” the teacher said.The uneven track that athletes are forced to useAdditionally, the pavilion, where onlookers would cheer the athletes, was also observed to be in a deplorable state.Sections of the ceiling were rotted and the remaining sections were almost taken over by bee nests.Another teacher told this publication that when it rains, the shed becomes almost useless as several spots allow the rain water to pass through.The Grove-Diamond Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) when contacted said the schools had the opportunity to inspect the field before they made a decision to book the facility.The officer attached to the NDC could not say when was the last time rehabilitation works were conducted there but noted that the ground was “prepared” for the sports events.In addition, she was unable to say if any works are planned to upgrade the facility in the near future.last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES 23rd March 2012Set Dancing Classes The class caters for both experienced dancers and beginners and you can join in at any stage. It is not necessary to have a partner, but couples may of course dance together if they wish. Set dancing has become very popular in recent years – it’s great fun, good exercise and a great way to meet people. Starting Tuesday 27th March 11.15am-1.15pm at Letterkenny Community Centre.  Cost €5 per person.  Contact Reception for bookings 074 91 22761Donegal Irish Dance Works Keep fit class for adults 18+yrs.  Classes are based round traditional Irish Dance steps and the aim is to learn, to have fun and to keep fit.  Starting Thursday 15th March 6.30-8.00pm Contact: Barry John Gallagher 086 1576563 JUNIOR SOCCER EASTER CAMP at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 7-12 years Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April 10.00am – 2.00pm Cost €40 per person Bring packed lunch & drinks Football boots may be required (weather permitting) Booking Information – 074 91 22761LIVEWIRE EASTER CAMP at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 6-12 years Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April 10.00am – 5.00pm Cost €65 per person Activities include; Ards Forest Park (weather permitting) swimming, bungee trampolines, traverse wall, obstacle course, dodgeball, soccer, uni-hoc and much more….. Contact Reception for bookings 074 91 22761Bounce & Tone New Class Times starting Wednesday 21st March;                                                Mondays 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm & Fridays 10.00-11.00am LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTESlast_img read more