Fields around Dingli school earmarked for sports facility

Agricultural land outside development zones around Dingli school has been earmarked for an extensive sports facilities

The proposed extension also includes offices built over 520sq.m
The proposed extension also includes offices built over 520sq.m

Extensive sports facilities over 20,000sq.m of agricultural land outside development zones have been proposed for the St Nicholas College Senior School in Dingli.

The facilities will cater both for the school and the wider community, a spokesperson for the government’s Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools confirmed.

Students attending this school have access to limited sports facilities consisting of an outdoor sports ground and an indoor space used for physical education lessons.

The new school facilities will include a sports hall with an inside court which can be used for various sports disciplines, an indoor swimming pool for waterpolo, two basketball courts, two five-a-side football pitches and a 200m athletics track. The proposed extension also includes offices built over 520sq.m.

The environmental impact of the new development will be mitigated by reconstructing random rubble walls and the landscaping of the surrounding area through the planting of a number of indigenous trees and shrubs.

St Nicholas College receives 650 children from the localities across Attard, Mgarr, Rabat and Dingli. The school itself had been approved instead of an already existing old building and was approved in 2015.

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