Pupils at a Headley school are set to become the fittest in East Hampshire thanks to a little help from their friends.

Dumbbells of joy will be ringing in the village as an outdoor gym is being installed on the grounds of Holme Primary School.

Play gym equipment worth £8,500 is due to be installed over the Easter Holidays having been ordered earlier this month by the Friends of the Holme.

The equipment is expected to last 25 years and can be used by 15 children at one time, with the pieces designed to encourage movement through stepping, lifting, cycling and more.

While the group has placed the order and met the costs, donations are being encouraged through a Paypal site so the Friends don’t have to dip into next year’s spending money.

They also received a helping hand from Hampshire county councillor, Debbie Curnow-Ford, as she awarded the group £1,000 through her devolved grant pot.

The grant was the joint largest of 13 handed out by the councillor over the financial year with the same sum also boosting the Grayshott Coronation Festival and a trim trail at Liphook Infant School.

Headley recipients included the bowling club, which received £510 to help with the costs of refurbishing their machine store, while the Headley Twinning Association was given £500 to meet some of the costs of a twinning trip.

A further £155 was given to Life Education Wessex and Thames Valley in support of a Helping Children Make Healthy Choices programme at Holme Primary School.