A DIY shop in Stourport has come to the aid of a local primary school after pupils sent letters appealing for donations.

Realising that some of their woodwork equipment was reaching the end of its life, children in Oak Class at Astley C E Primary School wrote letters to Thompson & Parkes asking for replacement tools.

The letter explained that this term's design and technology lessons would be focusing on improving the Forest School environment.

Thompson & Parkes, based in Minster Road, responded by donating £100 worth of free tools, meaning the lessons can go ahead as planned.

Astley Primary headteacher Alison Reakes-Williams said: "I am delighted Thompson & Parkes partnered with us in this. Having the support of a local business is wonderful for us.

"The children learnt so much from writing letters to request their help and subsequently they’re now enjoying and learning how to use their new equipment safely.”

Thompson & Parkes' general manager Gary Watts said: "The children sent us several beautifully written letters explaining exactly what they wanted to achieve, what tools they needed to do it with and why Thompson & Parkes support was so important in helping make their DT and Forest School development project a reality.

“As a local business, we’re always keen to support the community when we can and are delighted to have been able to say yes and support Astley C E Primary’s Forest School project.”