The new outdoor sports facilities were official opened on 10 January 2012 by Alex Danson, Great Britain and England Women’s Hockey Player. The outstanding sports provision at St Bart’s now includes a large floodlit synthetic turf pitch and a multi use games area. Alex unveiled a plaque at a whole school assembly and gave students an inspirational presentation. She then spent the afternoon with the PE department running various sports activities. This involved the Year 11 sports leaders who worked with groups from four local primary schools specially invited for the day’s celebration. Alex also helped a Year 9 netball lesson doing some warm up exercises. The afternoon concluded with a question and answer session with the sports leaders.