CHILDREN from The Academy at St James' will be reading in a new Bradford themed library inspired by the city's famous buildings and people.

The library features pictures of the district's heroes such as the Bronte sisters; triathlon stars, Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee; magician Dynamo and philanthropist Titus Salts.

The school said it had the "privilege" of having author Hilary Robinson and literacy consultant Philip Webb open the library.

More than 140 parents attended the opening with Hilary donating one of her books to the library. The space will be open to parents after school to make sure children and their families have access.

Headteacher Chris Tolson, who wants pupils to feel "proud of where they come from", said: "It was a wonderful occasion and we are proud of all our children, staff and parents. We wanted to make it somewhere really special. It looks amazing, the parents absolutely loved it. It's going to be a central hub to the school for many years to come."