School budgets are notoriously tight. If you were to measure the return on investment for each room in your school, the gymnasium has a lot to account for.
That expanse of vaulted space costs a lot per square metre. While most every other classroom in the building is buzzing and earning its keep throughout the day, why is it that your gym is often darkened and dormant? Wouldn’t it be great if you could maximize the return of that sleeping giant? Let’s consider some options:
- Multiplex Activities (concurrent): There’s no need for a single activity or sport to monopolize your gym space. Imagine running multiple classes at once. With a strategic [gym divider system], now you can.
- Portable Theatre: It’s not just sports that can benefit from your gym space. Give your Drama program a boost with permanent, semi-permanent, or portable [stage, drapery, lighting and seating options].
- Special Event Space (corporate, wedding, social): Ever thought of opening out your school’s resource to the local community? Generate additional revenue streams by [partitioning or draping] your gym to accommodate conferences, seminars, and receptions of all sorts. Not something every school should do, but coordinating a designated site through your local school board will be a boon for the community.
- Trade Show Venue: Turn your idle weekends into money spinners. Host trade shows for local businesses and civic special interest groups to name only two. Gyms often get requisitioned as polling stations and blood bank campaigns. With flexible, minor additions ([curtains, partitions, pipe and drape], etc.), you can really open up the opportunities (and the revenue stream).
Considering your multiplexing options? We can help. Before jumping at the first solution that appears, have us consult on all the scenarios available to you. Make the decision that gives you the highest return. Lighten the annual financial load put on parents and the limited gains of fundraising.
Call us today to brainstorm some options.