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400,000+ READERS leisure opportunities 11 JUNE - 24 JUNE 2013 ISSUE 608 Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk £35m Mary Rose opens to public


The £35m (US$53m, €41m) museum project for Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, has officially opened to the public in Portsmouth. Located at the same dock-


yard where the Tudor warship was built more than 500 years ago, the museum functions as a giant ‘air lock’ and time capsule which is built around King Henry VIIIs Mary Rose Ship, reuniting her with its content and crew. Te new museum, led by


Wilkinson Eyre Architects (architect) and Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will (archi- tects for the interior) was built around the hull of the ship. Te boat-shaped museum will showcase


Te museum has been designed as a ‘time capsule’ for Tudor times The building takes the form of a finely


19,000 artefacts associated with it. Artefacts on display will include wooden eating bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments, longbows, two tonne guns and nit combs.


ASA calls for more PE funding for swimming


Te Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has called for PE funding to be focused on swimming aſter a survey revealed that half of the UK’s chil- dren aged seven to 11 cannot swim the length of a standard pool. Te survey, conducted by the ASA


with support from the institute of Youth Sport, collected data from more than 3,500 primary schools across England and gathered opin- ions from more than 1,000 parents. Only 2 per cent of schools surveyed met the government target of 22 hours of swimming lessons per year.


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craſted wooden ‘jewellery box’ with the hull at its centre and galleries running the length of the ship, each at a level corresponding to a deck level on the ship. Faces of some of the crew have been recreated by forensic science experts using skulls found with the wreck.


Latest round of PPF funding announced


Sport England has announced a 50 per cent boost to its Protect Playing Fields (PPF) Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund. Te £5m increase – made possible by strong


sales of National Lottery tickets – means that the PPF will focus on protecting and improv- ing playing fields and developing community sport. Te PPF scheme is part of the Places People Play (PPP) initiative Aſter a record number of bids, 75 projects


have been successful in the most recent fund- ing round, getting a share of £3.5m. All 75 projects will receive funding of


between £20,000 and £50,000, includ- ing Ullenwood Bharat Cricket Club in


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A total of £5m has been made available for projects


Gloucestershire, that will use £50,000 to secure the freehold of the cricket ground via an asset transfer. Details: http://lei.sr?a=b9z1H


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Te gallery underwent a redevelopment in 2012


William Morris wins award for Museum of the Year


William Morris Gallery has been awarded the prestigious title of Museum of the Year for its major renovation and creative reinterpretation of the life and work of Morris – the revolutionary Victorian designer and social activist. The gallery reopened in August 2012


following a major redevelopment with transformed gallery spaces – including new temporary exhibition space – updated education facilities and an orangery-in- spired extension overlooking the grounds. Details: http://lei.sr?a=J9N3D


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