BISHOP'S Waltham Rotary Club has made a major donation towards new playground equipment at an infant school.

The club presented a cheque for £3,000 to Bishop's Waltham Infant School for a new outdoor classroom, with Rotary president Debbie Walker and head teacher Ginene Riches in attendance.

Mrs Riches decided that it was time to replace the school's facilities as the wood had deteriorated to a dangerous level.

It was brought to the attention of Rotary by Malcolm Wearn, the community chairman, who was quick to bridge the gap between the school and the Rotary club.

The other outdoor facility was funded from a combination of school funds and a grant from the Bishop’s Waltham Educational Institute.

Mrs Riches said: "Bishop’s Waltham Infant School is very grateful to Bishop's Waltham Rotary for funding the outdoor classroom and for the donation from the Educational Institute towards the supply of the ‘castle’ element of the second new Outdoor Classroom".