PUPILS at an Eastleigh school were given the chance to build their own robots.

Fair Oak Junior students have completed the projects from scratch as part of a new scheme to develop their ICT skills.

The robot kits were donated by real estate developer Linden Homes and can be programmed using software on the school computers.

Mr. Andrew De Silva, headteacher at Fair Oak Junior School, said: "We are most grateful to Linden Homes for this donation, the children are really enjoying building and programming the robots.

"It’s a great opportunity for the children to further enhance and extend their learning in ICT.

"With technology becoming more and more important in society it's vital to encourage children to learn and enhance their digital skills from an early age, so we are always looking for ways to make it a fun and exciting learning experience."

The donation came as the new collection of Linden Homes' property at Limewood Grange launched to market in Fair Oak.

Jo Dixon, marketing manager for Linden Homes South, said: "We are delighted to have provided Fair Oak Junior School with the funds to purchase 16 new programmable robot kits.

"With an increasing focus on all things digital, it’s important to help prepare students for their future by teaching them a variety of digital and IT skills from an early age and we are pleased to be able to support this forward thinking learning."