Pupils from a Romsey school were involved with a book awards day, where they got to meet an award-winning author.

Students from The Romsey School were lucky enough to meet winning author Paula Rawsthorne at the Hampshire Book Award.

The Romsey School have been involved with the Hampshire Book Award, organised by the Schools Library Service, since March this year.

Mrs Needs, Library Manager at the school said: "It has been a great opportunity for the pupils involved to challenge themselves and to get involved with group discussion both within our school and others locally.

"They have all done a brilliant job of reading and reviewing books for months and then to finally become judges and vote for their favourite book has been such a rewarding experience."

The Hampshire Book Award is an annual event that The Romsey School take part in every year to encourage reading for pleasure and to help promote personal development through discussion and involvement.

The winning book this year was ‘Shell’ written by Paula Rawsthorne.