CHILDREN at a Wirral school have another reason to smile after being given the opportunity to play football in brand new kits.

Orrets Meadow School in Moreton is a special school for children aged between five and 11.

Students have specific learning difficulties and/or social communication difficulties, including autism.

Now, thanks to a generous donation from Bootle-based Donoghue Solicitors, the school football team can run out in custom-made Errea kits.

For Kevin Donoghue, solicitor director of Donoghue Solicitors, the decision to donate the football kits was an easy one.

He explained: “Our bookkeeper Vicky Kean’s son, Frankie, is autistic and attends Orrets Meadow. She often brings him into our office so everyone here knows how much being at the school helps him.

“Carolyn Duncan, headmistress at Orrets Meadow, reached out to the parents via email. She explained that the old football kits had to be replaced and asked if they knew anyone who could help. Vicky immediately contacted me and asked if we could do anything. I was delighted to assist.

“The school’s mission is to ‘re-awaken interest in learning, to restore the child’s confidence and self-esteem and to help every pupil reach his or her potential’. Sports play a big part in that, so we hope the new kits will go some way to helping the school fulfill its aims.”