Clare Balding opens new state-of-the-art library at Newmarket Academy

Broadcaster and writer Clare Balding has been at Newmarket Academy opening their new state-of-the-art library.

The library has been funded by Godolphin founder Sheikh Mohammed and contains 15,000 books, more than double the number recommended in schools

It comes at a time when some schools are reducing or even closing their libraries.

The Academy will be celebrating its opening with a morning of literacy fun and games, involving six other local schools.

Clare also said that she was excited to start some new ventures, hoping to write a book about women in sport that children can enjoy, and also announcing that she will soon be the first female President of the Rugby Football league.

  • Watch Tanya Mercer's full interview with Clare here: