Your Leisure manages the community use of the excellent new sports hall at Walmer Science College, named in memory of the popular PE Teacher John Myers (see below for more information about John).
The sports hall was completed in 2006 at a cost of £1m and is built to Sport England specifications. The local community can now hire this modern indoor facility for sports such as badminton, table tennis, football, basketball and much more in the evenings and at weekends. Simply call Tides Leisure Centre to enquire about availability or make a booking.
John taught for 38 years in total and for over 34 years at Walmer School. He was Senior Pastoral Tutor, Head of PE, Head of Year and a loyal friend and colleague. He would teach children twice a week, referee and umpire, take teams away on matches. In his career of 34 years at Walmer School he helped literally hundreds of pupils through difficult times.Not one to raise his voice or get angry, he cared about his school, its pupils and his colleagues, and he helped numerous staff with advice and friendship. Staff and pupils are very proud to have known him.The most important characteristic of John’s teaching career was that he passionately cared about students at his school and that they should succeed in life. All he really wanted was a Sports Hall to teach students in and for students to enjoy their sport. Sadly it came too late for him to see the dream realized but he would be absolutely delighted by what we have now.The John Myers Sports Hall is a fitting tribute to a much loved teacher.