Crowthorne Parish Council were joined by Edgbarrow School, Finchampstead FC and local residents to celebrate the installation of the new sports area at the Morgan Rec which has already proved popular over the summer holidays.
Crowthorne Parish Councillor, Tina McKenzie-Boyle welcomed more than 150 people to the Morgan Rec. She said “This is a fantastic new, free facility for Crowthorne – it's accessible, local and inspires everyone to get out, keep moving and stay healthy. It is a great addition to the rec; brilliant for youngsters and adults alike.”
Before cutting the ribbon, Mr Matthews, Edgbarrow Head teacher, reminded students that physical activity is great for both head and heart. He said “It boosts energy, and improves both mental health and concentration levels - perfect for getting all that school work completed!
Pupils from Wildmoor Heath School, and The Ark and Crowthorne Preschool joined Bracknell Mayor, Councillor Naheed Ejaz and former cricketer Iain Sutcliffe at the Morgan Rec to celebrate the official opening of the new exercise track. Cllr Ejaz said "It is a great new facility for Crowthorne - ideal for families with little ones learning to ride bikes and scooters. It is a brilliant location for having some outdoor fun and exercise then popping into the High Street for some shopping."
The track is just as suitable for the new novice exerciser as it is for those that are already active. Just three laps clocks up 1km, and 5 laps is about a mile so it is easy to incorporate into your daily activities or an exercise routine.