A school football team have been given a new kit thanks to the generousity of a business.

Rumworth School won the sponsorship of the PC Support Group, which provides IT support for the Bolton school.

Gary Johnson, headteacher of Rumworth School, said: “We appreciate The PC Support Group supporting the school above and beyond their official IT support capacity and making a group of students very happy.

“The opportunity to play football in fixtures has supported the pupils, but the new kit has taken their attitude to both playing and learning to a new level.”

He continued: “They know they have to have good behaviour and be up to date with their work to be allowed to play, they are now desperate to play and wear the kit and this is showing in everything they do in school.

“Pupils who have never been interested in football now want to play, so they get to wear the new kit.”

Simon Mullineux, head of the sports department at the school, was the one who approached The PC Support Group for the sponsor.

He said: “We were delighted when they agreed to provide and sponsor our new football kit. The students love the new kit, its colour, and how it stands out from the crowd.

“When the kit arrived, five students were asked to try it on. This quickly became a fashion show around the whole school as they were so excited.”

He added: “The reaction from staff and other students was amazing. The lads were buzzing.”

CEO of The PC Support Group Phil Bird highlighted how rewarding working with Rumworth School is.

He said: “Supporting Rumworth's IT and its brilliant team of staff and pupil’s is rewarding as it is.

“The school is fantastic; there’s always such a good energy about the place, but it was especially fulfilling to see the pupil’s reactions to wearing the new kit – and better still, to hear how it’s impacted on their game.”

He added: “It’s great to be able to get involved with our clients outside of our usual IT support remit.”