A primary school in Wiltshire has been buzzing with excitement as it hosted the grand opening of the school's new library.

Children at Broad Hinton Primary School, located between Swindon and Marlborough, were joined by their parents, teachers and local figures as they took their first look at the library.

The ribbon was formally cut by the Bishop of Ramsbury, Andrew Rumsey and Reverend Colin Heber-Percy who were among some of the first to try out the library as they shared their favourite children's books with pupils.

Visitors also praised the collective effort of the school staff who have come together to create an original, creative space for the children, where a love of reading can be readily nurtured.

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A first look inside the new school library, that staff hope will encourage a love of reading.A first look inside the new school library, that staff hope will encourage a love of reading. (Image: Broad Hinton Primary School)

Among those attending were Judith Tinsley, safeguarding lead at Wiltshire Council, and Lesley Lowe, head of school effectiveness, and Elizabeth Floyd, the school's headteacher.

“Our school is incredibly lucky to have the support of the Salisbury Diocese, Wiltshire County Council, the local community and our parents," Mrs Floyd told the Gazette and Herald.

"Today was a real celebration of the positive teamwork that builds a truly exceptional school.”

The library is centred on a woodland theme and was founded using donations from the Bancum Surfacing and The Inchcape Foundation.

Children said they were particularly grateful for Mrs Popperwell, who designed and painted the library herself.