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Primary school pupils pitch in for new 3G surface

Friday 13th April 2018

PUPILS are bidding to raise £20,000 to get a new 3G surface built at their primary school.

Marden Primary School is one of seven in England that has been chosen to set a new mini pitch as part of an initiative with the Football Association and Football Federation.

It is hoped that the pitch, which will measure 22m by 13m, will be in place for the start of the next school year.

But to get it there, the school has to raise the money by the middle of May.

Project leader and teacher Sam Clark-Keen said: “It will be massive for the school and the village to get this pitch.

“It will be an all-year round facility, and of course it won’t just be for football, it’ll be for other sports too and we can use it for before and after-school clubs.

“And it’ll be great for the village too. The village is getting bigger and the hockey pitch that was here is having houses built on it, so it will be a facility that benefits everyone.”

To donate to the school’s fund, visit