REDLAND School pupils have been reaping the rewards of a year's fundraising by their parents, with some fun and games on their new gym equipment.

The Friends of the School, which has 15 hard-working parents, held cake sales, a fair, a family evening and even a quiz night to raise £5,500 to pay for new equipment.

The collection of colourful wall bars, ladders, benches, tables, mats and ropes are now in the school hall and are proving a real draw.

Headteacher, Hilary Etherington, said: "It is brightly-coloured, light and easy-to-use and has replaced old wooden furniture which dates back 30 years. The children are over the moon with it. It's bright, fun and they just couldn't wait to use it.

"It has enabled the school to widen its gym curriculum and we're so grateful to the Friends."

Friends chairman Tracey Cruse who cut the ribbon to reveal the new equipment, said it had been hard work to raise the cash.

"We held lots of events, throughout the year and everyone really got behind the fundraising," she said.

"Seeing the children enjoying themselves makes it all well worth it.

"And as an added bonus, the Year 6 pupils also got to have a go on it before leaving to go up the big school which was great."