PUPILS at a Stourbridge school are celebrating after being awarded £75,000 of National Lottery funding to upgrade its sports hall.

Redhill School has used the lottery cash to invest in a new roof, new lighting and international standard performance flooring – altogether costing £150,000.

The grant, awarded through Sport England, will allow Redhill to offer an inspiring facility to its pupils, as well as the local community, providing a centre for volleyball, cricket, netball, archery, football, badminton and numerous other sports.

Len Oakes, director of community sport development at Redhill School, is thrilled to have been awarded the funding.

He said: “The National Lottery plays a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our young people.

“At Redhill we are thrilled to receive the support of Sport England to transform our school sports hall into a high-class facility that will inspire and create talent pathways for our school and local community.

“We are committed to ensuring our high quality facilities are available for our local community clubs. All our facilities are available for community use throughout the evenings and weekends.

“Thank you to everyone who supports the National Lottery, we couldn’t do this without you.”

National Lottery players raise £30m every week for good causes, funding arts, heritage, sports, voluntary and charity projects around the UK.