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Pupils returning to Balshaws after the summer break this month are to benefit from a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) which opened just before the holidays.
The new facility is a 3G synthetic turf and will allow for multiple sports to be played even in poor weather conditions.
It was introduced to combat drainage issues at the school.
Members of the public objected to the plans when they were submitted to the council a few months ago, citing noise concerns, but staff at the Church Road school have insisted the pitches will only be used during term time. 
It was officially opened by County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, who is a former governor and parent at the school.
There was a variety of guests including neighbours of the school, the Balshaws Association which raised �35,000 towards the facility, members of the councils planning committee and former Balshavians.
Head of PE Mark Davidson said that he was delighted with the new facilities and believes that the pupils will have a lot more opportunities open

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