The new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) has opened at the primary school. It was installed during half-term. The children can use it during lunchtimes, breaks and for clubs.
Currently, it is just a plain area; the school are in the process of buying equipment for it.
Unfortunately, it appears that until funding for a fence is obtained, that no ball games at all will be allowed on the space. The school states in their newsletter that “football and other ball games will remain on the playground during break times. ”
The school goes on to say that there is concern that balls would be kicked over the fence, which borders private property (and the River Test); or into a muddy field.
The ball ban also applies to games played by children attending the breakfast club and after-school club.
Nearly £2000 of sponsorship donations was raised for the installation of the MUGA. The school has asked that sponsors please send their money into the school as soon as possible.