Get your thinking hats on for The Centre – calling all school children

Published: 26 February 2019

Slough Borough Council and Everyone Active are inviting school children from across Slough to take part in their design a swim hat competition to mark the opening of The Centre this spring.

The winning design will be printed onto swimming hats and sold at The Centre, with all proceeds going to charity.

The winner will be invited to The Centre’s open day on 13 April, where the winning hat will be presented.

To be in with a chance of winning, go to and download a design form. Alternatively you can pick up A3 hardcopies from Montem Leisure Centre, Langley Leisure Centre, Salt Hill Activity Centre or The Ice Arena.

Applicants will be asked to draw a design that shows what swimming means to them.
Entries should be handed into Montem Leisure centre by 10 March 2019.

Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “This competition is a fantastic way for school children to get involved in the excitement surrounding the opening of our new flagship leisure centre in Slough.

“If you are a regular swimmer, budding artist or both, I would encourage you to have a go at designing a swimming hat. It could potentially be your design on hats which will be sold to raise money for charity.

“Good luck to all who enter!”

Sally Thomas-Ellis, area contracts manager, Everyone Active, said: “We’re really excited to open The Centre. It is going to be a fantastic facility that offers lots of ways for local people to get active, and this competition will help young people in the borough to share in the excitement ahead of the opening.

“I know that lots of people are passionate about swimming, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the designs.”