MK Dons forward Dean Bowditch joined pupils at Middleton Primary School last week to open their brand new Multi Use Games Area, known as a MUGA.
The MUGA, which measures 4,21m2, will be used for a range of activities and sports during the schools PE and other lessons. It is part of a wider extension programme which will include new classrooms and associated facilities to allow an extra 210 pupils to join the school over the next seven years.
All year groups and a number of parents joined Dean Bowditch on the MUGA as he cut the official ribbon to mark the opening.
Headteacher Jane Miller said: “The children are so excited to get to use the MUGA. We’ve seen it being created before us so we know what hard work has gone into completing it.
We’d like to say thank you to the council and contractors who have worked hard to make it such a good quality facility. It will be well used by current and future pupils for years to come.”
Dean Bowditch added: “This is a great facility and it means the children can now take part in so many different sports on a safe, flexible service. It was an honour to open it and meet some potential sports stars of the future.”
The project is being led and funded by Milton Keynes Council, managed by Hewitt Freeborn Associates and constructed by Wates Construction.