Dean Bowditch meets sports stars of the future as he opens school MUGA

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MK Dons midfielder Dean Bowditch joined pupils at Middleton Primary School on Wednesday morning to open their brand new Multi Use Games Area.

The MUGA, which measures 4,214m2, 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 host an extra 210 pupils over the next seven years.

All year groups and a number of parents joined Dean 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. 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 said: “This is a great facility! 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 was led and funded by Milton Keynes Council, managed by Hewitt Freeborn Associates and constructed by Wates Construction.