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Completion of the Interim (Temporary) Gymnasium

Friday, September 29, 2017

Dear Parents,

As I previously explained, we had hoped to have had the interim (temporary) gymnasium functioning at the commencement of the academic year; however, we were held up due to the Yokohama Planning Department who would not allow its construction to go ahead until they had given formal final notification to the school to demolish the old gymnasium and commence work on our ‘Cougar Café, Activity & Sports Center.’ This official authorization was granted only onAugust 6.

In the meantime we have been using our own Peverley Place field and the Futaba gymnasium. Although erecting the construction was held back a couple of days due to the recent typhoon/high winds, I’m happy to say that we are now back on track, and the interim gymnasium, subject to its final official inspections this week by the Fire Department and the Yokohama City Planning Department , will be ready for Physical Education classes/sports and recess play, on Monday, October 2. Work to be completed in its final stage before Monday, are the lining of the court for sports and the installment of protective padding on the frames.

Please find below two photos, one of the external entrance to the interim gymnasium and one of the interior of the gym, taken on September 26, 2017.Thank-you for your patience and co-operation as we waited for the interim gymnasium to be completed by the end of September.

Thank-you for your patience and co-operation as we waited for the interim gymnasium to be completed by the end of September.

September 29, 2017

RE:  Update on the Interim Gymnasium

I am happy to be able to announce to you that the interim gymnasium has passed the inspections by the Fire Department and the Yokohama City  Planning Department this week. We will start using it for PE classes, recess, and after-school sports activities from Monday, October 2.

Thank-you for your continued support and understanding.