STUDENTS at a Bromsgrove school have a spring in their step thanks to a charity donation of sporting equipment.

Redditch and Bromsgrove children's charity The Oakland Foundation has bought ten new mini-trampolines for South Bromsgrove High School.

In addition to buying the equipment, the charity has also paid for teacher training to run and incorporate 'Boogie Bounce' fitness classes into the school's lessons and extra-curricular clubs.

The charity hopes to boost students’ mental health and wellbeing and encourage more pupils aged 14-15, particularly girls, to remain active.

South Bromsgrove head of PE Mr Rob Law said: “Working in connection with the Oakland Foundation has been fantastic from day one.

"They were supportive throughout the process and really keen on learning about how they can use their assets to support the future generations.

"The equipment they have supported us in purchasing will allow us to cater for an alternative activity for students across all ages as well as provide high-quality fitness classes such as 'Bounce Combat' which is proving popular with students and staff.

“With the ever-growing challenge of keeping young minds active and facing social pressures of the modern world, it is a delight as a head of PE to be able to now provide an innovative activity that students are keen to get involved in. Thank you, Oakland Foundation.”

The Oakland Foundation charity supports youth projects based around health and nutrition, education and sport for children under 16 and their families and was created by Redditch-based multi temperature supply chain and food distribution operator Oakland International six years ago.

Oakland Foundation trustee Hayley Smith said: “The Oakland Foundation is delighted to support this project and the vision of South Bromsgrove High School to keep their students active, healthy and happy.”