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Te Pou Toetoe (Linwood Pool): Focus Group

Rosanna Katene —

A group of Linwood College students were asked to be part of a Te Pou Toetoe focus group.

Approximately 15 students were selected to be part of a Te Pou Toetoe focus group and share their thoughts around the new pool with members from Sport Canterbury, the Christchurch City Council and Global Research. Mr Guglietta, Miss Katene and Jade Cull were there to support, on behalf of our staff as well.

They met in the library on Friday 20th June, and spent period one sharing their thoughts and completing some tasks, giving feedback for the experts in the room. The adults supporting this mahi have interviewed over 300 students to get their feedback. Angela Pryor from the Christchurch City Council told the group about the new facilities they’re building, what the pools are going to look like and also their outdoor facilities. The new pool is going to be such an awesome addition to our community, especially the deep water manu pool and outdoor Ki o Rahi field. It was also exciting to hear some new programmes they will be starting like ‘Wahine Wednesday’ which will be a time for females only using the pools.

We look forward to the opening of Te Pou Toetoe and are glad that some of our students were given the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions.