9 June 2022
New cricket equipment and kit has been purchased for students at Royal High School Bath thanks to the legacy of former student, Laura Lushington.
Laura Lushington was a student at The Royal School in the 1930s and served as a WAAF officer in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War. She expressed in her will that the legacy she left for the school be used for swimming, cricket or fencing.
The generous donation has enabled the school to purchase new kit for students as well as a portable cricket net and wicket known as a Flicx strip. This will mean that students will be able to practise cricket all year round.
Heidi Baber, Head of Sport at Royal High School Bath, said: “The generous donation from the Lushington Estate has been spent on improving the delivery of our cricket provision at Royal High School Bath across both the Prep and Senior Schools. With this money we have been able to purchase a portable cricket net and wicket. This means that we now have a clearly marked bowling area for girls to practise and develop their cricket all year around and the net allows for specific batting, bowling and wicket keeping practise in a safe and contained environment.
“Furthermore, it has enabled the Prep School to host and play cricket fixtures with ease. The portability and durability of these items means that we can have some form of cricket being played all year around and create multi use sporting areas. Both pieces of equipment have generated a real buzz and excitement for the game, with substantial numbers at our cricket clubs. So a huge thank to the Lushington Estate for their generous donation.”
Royal High School Bath is incredibly grateful to the Lushington Estate and all of those who donate, support or leave the school a legacy in their will to offer continued support to students and the school community. If you would like further information, please visit: www.royalhighbath.gdst.net/our-school/our-community/support-us/legacy-giving