A DOUBLE celebration at a Cove school was marked by the visit of Rushmoor Mayor Brian Jupp.

He gave a pat on the back to all those who helped provide Guillemont Junior School with a new library and Japanese Garden.

Coun Jupp officially opened the library which, with over 9000 books, is believed to be the biggest of any junior school in the south of England.

The library has been completely refurbished at a cost of £22,000, which came from the school's budget.

Coun Jupp repeated the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Japanese Garden which provides a "reflective space" in the heart of the school.

The garden was constructed by members of the school's parent-teacher association and employees from the company which sponsored the project.

A spokeswoman for the 370-pupil school said the garden would be entered in this year's Rushmoor in Bloom competition.