NORTH Cerney Primary School is undergoing a transformation this summer.

The pupils return to their studies in September with a brand new lesson on their timetable after a generous Cirencester company donated a kitchen to be turned into a food technology room.

The North Cerney School Big Project has been running since 2013, and project members have raised thousands of pounds to go towards a new school hall, a kitchen and a new toilet block.

The mission to renovate the old Victorian school has already raised £150,000, after a grant of £110,000 from Local Education Authority (LEA).

Donations have also been received from friends, families and companies.

Now Howden’s Kitchen, which has a store in Cirencester, has offered to donate a kitchen to the project.

Big Project committee member Jenny Forde said she could not believe it when she heard the news.

“We were absolutely gobsmacked,” she said.

“The human generosity takes my breath away. People really want to help us and the children and see the primary school thrive.”

The project has also received donations from other town companies, friends and family of project members as well as people from the village