Workers at a company in Farnborough spent a day last week chilling out with yoga, then getting the blood pumping with sessions of line dancing.

These were just some of the activities put on by Thomson Directories, in Farnborough Road, for its employees as part of National Learning at Work Day (NLWD).

The NLWD is run nationally by the charity Campaign for Learning, and aims to encourage workers to continue learning and developing different skills in the workplace.

It is supported by organisations such as the Royal and Sun and the NHS.

Organiser Sherry Bradley, an IT and general development trainer at Thomson Directories, said: "It has been much more successful than we ever imagined. Some activities we could have run twice.

"What really sticks with me were the roars of laughter coming from our training rooms."

Two hundred and thirty two of Thomson's employees enjoyed activities such as five-a-side football, badminton, keyboard yoga and Spanish lessons.

Some were held at the company's offices and some at Farnborough Recreation Centre.

Mrs Bradley, said: "The feedback on the day was really positive, with a number of employees signing up to different courses, and saying they want to carry on doing the activities they took part in.

"I definitely think we will do it again next year."