The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mohammed Saddiq,  paid a visit to Two Rivers CofE Primary School in Keynsham.

He was given a tour of the school’s environmentally-friendly building by representatives of the Eco Council, Student Council and Spiritual Leaders.

The Lord Lieutenant then visited classes, finding out what the pupils, aged four to seven, were learning.

The school was opened by Futura Learning Partnership to serve the growing population of east Keynsham and moved into its new building  on the Hygge Park estate last year. It will eventually have 420 pupils, aged up to 11.

Mr Saddiq was accompanied on his visit by Futura’s chairman, Malcolm Broad, chief executive Andrea Arlidge, chief operating officer Tim Howes and Two Rivers headteacher Claire Graham.

Mrs Graham said: “We were delighted to show the Lord Lieutenant our wonderful school. Our children treated our guest with respect and were fantastic ambassadors.”

Mrs Arlidge said: “We are very proud of Two Rivers and all the other members of our family of schools. It was an absolute privilege to welcome Mr Saddiq and explain how we are striving to provide a seamless education for children and young people from the ages of two to 19.”