A new exercise space for Nailsworth primary school pupils had its grand opening on Tuesday, complete with a ribbon, a pair of scissors and the town's mayor.

Nailsworth C of E Primary School has a new multi-use games area - known as a MUGA, opened by mayor Jonathan Duckworth on October 30 alongside pupils, members of the community, Forest Green Rovers Academy players and the school's staff and governors.

Aside from the MUGA, which will be used for not just lessons but lunch time play and after school clubs, the school has had its gym revamped.

One of its two changing rooms has had its showers ripped out so it can house 15 rowing machines, little trampolines and lifts.

The other has been converted into two smaller changing rooms.

"This is the perfect space for pupils to compete and develop sports skills," said the school's secretary Cat Barnwell.

"It means that sports games such as netball, football and hockey can be enjoyed at any time of year.

"It has certainly proved to be very popular so far."

Mayor Duckworth said: "I was delighted to open the MUGA on Tuesday, surrounded by excited children from Nailsworth Primary School.

"Although this project has taken a very long time, the excitement the pupils have for the new games area makes it well worth it.

"The money comes from the FGR Stadium project and the remainder is being used to enhance the Miles Marling field as a community park."