CHILDREN and staff at Poulner Infant School has celebrated the opening of its woodland themed library.

The mayor of Ringwood, Cllr Tim Ward, cut the ribbon at a special ceremony on June 24.

A spokesman for the school said: "Deputy head teacher Bev Palmer has worked hard to create a library to help inspire a love of reading in the pupils of Poulner Infant School.

"It has been thanks to the generosity of local companies and help from parents that the library has been transformed in to a tranquil woodland area, a large tree as the centrepiece with soft log seating under the leafy canopy."

During the opening ceremony the student librarians gave a big thank you for the time and support given by the School Library Service, the School Dads Club and Mrs Goldsmith and for the generous donations of paint from Johnstone’s Paint, a grassy rug from The Carpet Barn and £500 from JP Morgan.