Beach huts are not just for the seaside.

Powers Hall Academy in Witham has them just for reading, along with a new library and classroom.

MP Priti Patel cut the ribbon on the new additions to the Spa Road school, where she has worked with staff and pupils for her Get Witham Reading campaign.

She said: “I congratulate all those who supported the fundraising for the beach huts and commend headteacher Jane Bass for getting these new facilities built.”

Mrs Bass added: "The new building has provided much needed additional space for teaching and learning.

"It is wonderful to have a stand alone library. Such high quality facilities show the pupils they are valued and consequently enhance