AN ANDOVER primary school has scooped a cash donation of £1,000 towards an outdoor trim trail.

Roman Way Primary School was selected to receive the funding through Persimmon Homes South Coast’s Community Champions Scheme, which supports grassroots groups and local charities.

Philippa Stewart, who applied for the funding said: “We want to create a healthy living space for our children, providing them with the best physical opportunities we possibly can.

“By encouraging a life-long fit and healthy lifestyle in our children, we hope to support healthier families within our local area. We are so grateful to Persimmon for their donation, the money will give us a major boost in the right direction.”

The equipment will be used to enhance the school’s playground which is used during after-school club, lunchtime, breaktimes and when the school premises are hired out by clubs during school holidays.

Graeme Cole, sales director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “We are thrilled to be able to support one of the primary schools in our local area.

“The new equipment will play a major part in the physical health of our local children, as well as encouraging more people within the community to stay fit and active.”

Community Champions applications can be made via an online form on Persimmon Homes website.

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