A REDDITCH school which caters for young boys with special needs has been given a cash boost to help improve its facilities.

Building society The West Brom has given Skilts School in Gorcott Hill £1,000 to create a VIP room.

Skilts created its first VIP space back in February which quickly produced a positive impact.

The school now hope to replicate the idea with a second room to create extra opportunities for more pupils to take part.

Interim headteacher Heath Mason said: "We managed to kit out the first room with features, decor and activities that would appeal to young boys, such as games consoles, comfy sofas, a massage chair and coloured lights.

"Pupils have to earn a place in the room, usually for a brief session during lunchtime or after school, by achieving goals and showing consistently good behaviour.

"They have responded brilliantly, hence the reason for wanting to offer access on a wider scale."

He added: "We were thrilled when the West Brom generously offered to provide funding."

The West Brom, which has branches in Bromsgrove and Redditch, offered to make the donation through its charitable arm, the Mercian Community Trust.

Retail manager David Peckham said: "Skilts School stood out as a really worthwhile project, helping children with a range of complex conditions to manage their behaviour more effectively."