A SCHOOL in Maldon has been given a sporting chance thanks to a fundraising club.

Maldon Primary School has had its new sports kits sponsored by Maldon Rotary Club.

Kits for athletics, football and rugby for 40 pupils were made possible by the £500 raised and donated by the club.

Headteacher Dida Burrell said the school needed the kit for a smart turn out when playing in inter-school sports competitions.

Mrs Burrell said: "Our fundraising lead, Tina Sapsed, contacted the rotary club to appeal for sponsorship for our sports kit.

"We were delighted to receive the funding and the children are over the moon with the sports kit and can’t wait to compete in style."