A school for children with learning difficulties has been given a financial boost.

Springwell School, in Southampton, has been given a £2,000 donation from the Amazon delivery station in Southampton.

The donation forms part of the 'Amazon in the Community’ programme where the company supports the communities around its operating locations in the UK.

The donation has helped the school purchase new sensory equipment to support the pupils with their development.

To mark the donation, members of Amazon’s team in Southampton visited Friends of Springwell School to meet the staff and see the school’s new sensory rooms.

Amazon Southampton Delivery Station Manager, Rich Dunne, said: "The educational development of every child is important to all of us at Amazon.

"Friends of Springwell Primary offers fundamental support to the community in this area and we want to say thank you to its staff and carers for all they do.

"It was lovely to meet everyone and learn more about the school’s important work."

The school’s staff work with families and carers to create a safe environment where pupils with learning difficulties such as autism, speech and language disorders and challenging behaviour can achieve the best education possible.

Rob Baker, Treasurer for the Friends of Springwell, added: "We want to extend a huge thank you to the Rich and the team from Amazon in Southampton.

"Necessary sensory equipment that was recently fitted in the school could not have been purchased without Amazon’s help and we are incredibly grateful."

Springwell School were hoping to raise £10,000 for the specialist equipment, which they have now managed to fit.

They had donations from local businesses and fundraisers, included people who did sponsored runs and events.