THE pupils at Chestnut Park Primary School in Yatton were wowed by the visit of the inspirational Cheryl Lee-White for the opening of their library.

Parents, staff and governors attended the grand opening of the £25,000 library equipped with incredible books.

They enjoyed a special reading assembly and listened to Cheryl read her book 'The Kindness Trio'.

It was an important story for the school as it aligns with the 'School Promise' to ‘Be safe, Be Respectful, Be Kind and Be ready to learn’.

Children dressed up as their favourite book characters and were joined by their families to share stories with each other.

The PTA donated over £700 worth of books and ran their monthly coffee and cake morning for the whole community.

Cheryl is an award-winning children’s author and best selling poet from Somerset. She also has dyslexia and spent most of her young life as a reluctant reader so is now passionate to share the power of joy and reading.

She said: “I used to hide the fact that I had dyslexia but now I am proud of the fact that I have it and found ways to overcome it to be the writer I am today.”

Headteacher Tamara Dexter said: "It was fabulous for us to have such a brilliant author and poet with us to celebrate the opening of our new library.

“The wonderful event for the children has also allowed us to share and celebrate the importance of reading with the whole community.

“Chestnut Park is a school where every child will develop a love and enthusiasm for reading which will support them to become lifelong learners."

Chestnut Park is part of Futura Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust that serves the communities in and around Bath, Bridgwater, Bristol and Clevedon.