Bridgend schoolchildren get new books after fire

New books at Betws Primary School
Daybreak and the Salvation Army have delivered 1,000 books to the school Photo: ITV News Wales

Children at Betws Primary School, in Bridgend, got a nice surprise this morning when they were presented with 1,000 books for their temporary library.

The school library was destroyed by a fire nearly a month ago, leaving the children with nothing to read. Nobody was hurt in the fire, and an investigation revealed it was caused by a table fan which had overheated.

After the fire, the school got in touch with Daybreak's 'Get Britain Reading' campaign to ask for help to re-stock the library, and with a little help from the Salvation Army they managed to do just that. This morning, Daybreak's Gethin Jones visited the school to share the surprise.

The remains of Betws Primary School
Part of Betws Primary School library was destroyed by fire in June Credit: ITV News Wales