PUPILS from The Avenue School in Warminster celebrated World Book Day on yesterday (Thursday) with a bundle of brand new books for their school library.

The books were gifted to the school by local supermarket Morrison’s thanks to a partnership between the Morrison’s Foundation and the National Literacy Trust.

It aims to help children from local communities to fall in love with books and reading on World Book Day.

Morrison’s Community Champion Belinda Fear, who presented the books, said: “Morrison’s Warminster is delighted to be donating these new books to a local school.

“There’s a great selection and I hope that every pupil will be able to find a story they will enjoy.”

The national project funded by the Morrison’s Foundation will see every Morrison’s store across the country donating a bundle of books to a local primary school - meaning more than 7,300 brand new books into hundreds of schools.

Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Morrisons to bring the gift of reading by donating brand new books to primary schools throughout the UK.”

The Morrisons Foundation awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities.

Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.