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About Us

Stamford Bridge Parents Association, now known as PACT (Parents and Carers Together - Registered Charity Number: 532347), was formed on 18th September 1973.  The head teacher at that time, Vic Naylor, wanted a swimming pool for the school.  A child from the infant school had drowned in the River Derwent in July 1962, and later a small boy had drowned by filling up his water pistol from the river.  It was clear to everyone the dangers of the river to young people.  The whole community got behind the idea of having a pool attached to the school.  Everybody young and old helped to raise money, ranging from collecting newspaper and plastic for recycling, to dances, fairs and cake stalls.  After seven years of fundraising, the building work for the pool began July 1980, and after some problems opened May 1982 as an open-air pool.  A little later a plastic bubble was erected over the pool so it could be used for longer periods throughout the year.  The original pool cost £14,000.  It was used by the school to ensure that all children could swim.  The bubble was subject to some vandalism, so another massive fundraising effort followed and a building and changing rooms were added in 1993.

The pool continues to serve the school and provide swimming lessons for the children.  There are also independent swim schools, public swimming sessions and private hire.

The pool is run by a group of volunteers which consist of parents from the school and local community.    It is a charity and relies completely on fundraising and pool hire.

If you want get involved or feel that you could spare a small amount of time to help, we would love to hear from you.

Events

We hold a variety of events throughout the year. See below for a list of whats planned for this year. 

 

May 11th Table Top Sale     1-3pm Stamford Bridge Village Hall
June 9th   Summer Fayre 11am -4pm         Stamford Bridge Old Railway
July

6th   Coffee Morning 

13th Evening Musical Variety Show with Derwent Lions Club

9.30am-12pm

6.30pm

Methodist Church Hall

Queen Margaret's School Escrick

August 10th Coffee Morning     9.30am-12pm     Methodist Church Hall
September     

 

22nd Craft, Food & Drink Fair     

**Cancelled due to COVID 19

1.30-4.30pm    

 

Stamford Bridge Village Hall

October      
November 8th   Fashion Show 7pm         Stamford Bridge Village Hall
December      

 

We hope to see you at one of our events soon.