School officials have vowed to help a sports centre flourish after taking over ownership.
North Tyneside Council recently handed over Marden Bridge Sports Centre to the nearby Marden Bridge Middle School.
Now the school is planning how to keep the popular facility open and help it go from strength to strength.
Community bookings are being taken from Monday to Thursday while Friday evenings and school holidays will see the No Limits Club and holiday activities programme continue.
The weekends are subcontracted for children’s parties and sporting opportunities.
Headteacher John Newport said “We have worked hard to produce a business plan which will allow community activities to flourish and keep a much loved facility open to the public.
“We are currently working to forge partnerships with local sporting clubs to make Marden Bridge a hub for sporting opportunity.
“What is also pleasing this summer is that the council has invested £20,000 for the outdoor synthetic pitch to be regenerated.
“This type of invest will ensure the longevity of our facilities for the public to enjoy.”
For bookings contact (0191) 643 2929 or email MardenBridge.SportsCentre@northtyneside.gov.uk