Pupils and teachers at Buckfastleigh Primary School are celebrating after winning a grant of more than £500 from Britannia, part of Co-operative Financial Services, to help make maths fun.

The donation, from the financial mutual's community fund, will support the school's new foundation class and its focus on increasing levels of maths and numeracy skills across the whole school.

The equipment – including geometric and number stencils, count and sort sets and sparkle numbers – are interactive learning aids designed to bring numbers alive for the school's four to 11 year-olds.

Nick Banwell, head teacher at the school, said: 'We are thrilled with the support from Britannia, the new resource will make a tremendous difference to all of our children and enhance our broad and balanced curriculum.

'We are always looking for new ways to challenge and engage our children and, by making maths fun, we can generate an interest and enthusiasm for numbers that will serve the children well throughout their future lives.'