A SUPERMARKET chain has donated £20,000 so a primary school can buy brand new adventure playground equipment.

Pupils at Friars Grove Primary School, Colchester, won the cash as part of Aldi's Kit for Schools campaign, which was create to help inspire the next generation of Olympians.

Parents who spent more than £30 in store received a sticker, which were collected by the school during the campaign.

Friars Grove is one of just 20 across the country to win the cash.

Funds will be used to buy playground equipment, including a multi-play unit offering a mix of climbing, swinging and sliding opportunities for youngsters at both break and lunch times.

Chris Purvis, a member of the leadership team at Friars Grove, said: "Physical education is a vital part of our curriculum, and Aldi’s support means we can provide our pupils with even more opportunities to get involved in sports and become more active.

"We hope it will inspire the children and, who knows, we may even discover a future Olympian of our own.

“It has also been fantastic to see so many parents supporting us, and we would like to thank them for choosing to donate their stickers to us.”

The Kit for Schools initiative was part of Aldi and Team GB’s long-standing efforts to get young people active and eating well and Team GB boxer Anthony Ogogo visited Friars Grove to deliver the cheque and meet with youngsters.

Sean McGinty, marketing director at Aldi UK, said: "We are committed to working with Team GB to inspire young people in Essex to eat well and move more, and we are pleased to be able to help Friars Grove Primary School to give its pupils the chance to take part in additional sports activities.

“We will continue to work with schools across the UK in the run-up to Tokyo 2020 and beyond to encourage pupils to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”