Deepdale Duck was on hand to open a new sports facility in Scorton.
After a £30,000 Sport England grant was awarded to Scorton Primary School, it finally opened its new adventure playground.
The facility will include an all weather play area for football, netball, basketball and tennis as well as new playground markings, a bouldering wall, and soft surfacing to make the area usuable for all ages at the school.
And Preston North End’s mascot duck was on hand to celebrate the opening as it tested the facilities as well as having pictures with the club’s fans.
Headteacher Mrs Helen Hesketh said: “The new areas will make a huge difference to our PE provision and children’s playtimes. We now have a fenced area for football and basketball and the children are thoroughly enjoying traversing the climbing wall. Playground markings have stimulated creative games and a focus on team work.
The award was granted last year and with the ambition and dedication of the Governing Body to complete the project we have a space to be very proud of and which will serve the children at our school for many years to come.”
At the opening were Scorton Primary School pupils Olivia Harwood, Roseanna Sharples, Lexi Saysell and Kieran Dean and members of the Governing Body Jonathan Collinson and Silvia Cray. The children are pupil PE leaders at the school running games and activities to promote active and healthy play at school.
The play area has taken months of building work following the grant from Sport England and the it is now open for the children of the school to use in their lunch time and sports lessons.