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Mayor of St Edmundsbury opens new £50,000 games area at Hardwick Primary School

PUBLISHED: 11:58 14 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 14 June 2018

Margaret Marks opens the new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds with pupils, chairman of governors Bob Heavisides (right) and headteacher Daryl Jones. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Margaret Marks opens the new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds with pupils, chairman of governors Bob Heavisides (right) and headteacher Daryl Jones. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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The mayor of St Edmundsbury opened a brand new £50,000 games facility at a Bury St Edmunds primary school this week.

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Margaret Marks opens the new Multi Use Games Area at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTServing an ace: Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Margaret Marks opens the new Multi Use Games Area at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Margaret Marks was invited to the start of Hardwick Primary School’s Healthy Living Week and picked up her tennis racket to celebrate the launch of the new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

The new MUGA allows children to take part in activities in all conditions and weathers.

Daryl Jones, headteacher, said: “We encourage our children to be active, fit and healthy and having this facility enables us to provide outdoor sports throughout the year, so we are not confined to the playground in the winter months.

“The MUGA is used all time for PE lessons and by our sports coaches at lunchtime, where up to 200 pupils per week are participating in a lunchtime sports club.

Margaret Marks opens the new Multi Use Games Area at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds with pupils, chair of governors Bob Heavisides, Harriet Brill from the schools B&A Club and head teacher Daryl Jones. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTMargaret Marks opens the new Multi Use Games Area at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds with pupils, chair of governors Bob Heavisides, Harriet Brill from the schools B&A Club and head teacher Daryl Jones. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

“We are very lucky to have this excellent facility at our school.”

Margaret Marks opens the new Multi Use Games Area at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds with pupils, chair of governors Bob Heavisides, Harriet Brill from the schools B&A Club and headteacher Daryl Jones. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTMargaret Marks opens the new Multi Use Games Area at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds with pupils, chair of governors Bob Heavisides, Harriet Brill from the schools B&A Club and headteacher Daryl Jones. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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