In 2010, the Meridian West Wind Community Fund granted $15,800 towards the heating of Makara Model School. Makara is close to our West Wind Farm and an important part of the local community.
“Prior to heating being installed, the pool was so cold the children couldn’t even focus on learning how to swim and float”, says Gail Dewar, Makara Model School Principal. “Now they can learn far more effectively, stay in the pool for longer and make the most of the pool and the experience."
A heating system, cover and removable sun shade was purchased for the pool which is also used by the wider community over the summer months.