YOUNGSTERS at a village primary school have been showered with gifts by a local company.

St William's RC Primary School, in Trimdon Village, welcomed Gary Trotter, Robson Lawson, Lorraine Sweeney and Geoff Graham from local plastics firm Filmco last week.

They presented pupils with a range of equipment, which will help to develop the children's motor and co-ordination skills.

It was bought with the proceeds of a Health and Safety Award won by the firm, which makes flexible films, such as food wrapping, at its factory in nearby Sedgefield.

Headteacher Sheila Doherty and reception class teacher Helen Wilson were thrilled with the gifts.

Mrs Doherty said: "We're delighted that the local firm could thoughtfully provide equipment to develop such an important area of the children's development."