CHURCHFIELD Church School has teamed up with a local campaign group to block the closure of Highbridge Library.

The Save Highbridge Library group has been active in campaigning to keep the library open since Somerset County Council launched a 12 week consultation into the future of Somerset's libraries on January 29.

As part of National Book Week pupils at the school on Burnham Road will be dressing up as characters from their favourite book tomorrow (March 8) and will be standing with members of the Save Highbridge Library campaign group.

The group launched a petition on February 18 to save the library which now has more than 150 signatures.

Justin Philcox, headteacher at Churchfield Church School, said the school is 'proud' to support the campaign.

"Just as a house without books is an impoverished house, so it is inconceivable that any school can fully engage pupil's imaginations without the aid of books to suit all ages and abilities.

"Churchfield Church School is working hard on making sure every child at school has developed a love of reading. The library is an important resource within our community and the children and staff are proud to support the Save Highbridge Library Campaign.

"We can only hope that Somerset County Council realises the special nature of our Highbridge community, and finds ways continues to fund our local library with at least the trained staff and hours it currently has."

Churchfield School children will be outside the school with the petitioners from the Save Highbridge Library campaign at 3.15pm tomorrow (March 8).