PUPILS from Ashcott Primary School enjoyed a visit from best-selling author, Piers Torday, as part of the school’s annual Book Week.

Piers is the author of the popular Last Wild trilogy and came especially from his home in London.

Piers spent the day with the children delivering creative writing workshops across the school.

Whilst he was visiting, Piers helped to launch the school’s new computerised library system, which helps to track the children’s reading habits and recommends books.

The school would like to say thank you to the Supporters of Ashcott Primary who have raised the funds to support this exciting new initiative.

Piers Torday was the first person to borrow a book from the library.

During book week, children and staff also came to school dressed as book characters and took part in a number of book-related activities.

Highlights included the extreme reading competition, with pupils bringing in photographs of unusual places where they like to go and read and the book swap, with over 200 books to choose from.

The book shelfies competition was also popular, where children had to guess which member of staff owned which book shelf, from photographs.

Richard Briar, head teacher, said: "The children and staff would like to say thank you to Miss Stevens for organising such an exciting week and to all of those parents who have helped raise the money to fund the author visit and the new-look library."