Cathy Hopkins, author of the popular Mates, Dates teen novels, was the special guest at Melksham Oak last Friday when she reopened the school’s library.

Assistant headteacher Katie Lambert said: “It was fantastic, we had 30 girls and their mums from our partner primary schools join us for the afternoon with Cathy.

“She gave a talk and answered all their questions, signed books for them to take home, and we had tea and cakes.”

The school’s Discovery Centre’s opening hours have been extended from 8am to 4.30pm to encourage people to use it.and Mrs Lambert said: “It’s been really, really positive, we are having about 30 people in the mornings then about 30 to 50 after school.”