A "cramped" Brandon secondary school has opened a new extension which will help accommodate an extra 100 pupil places.

Students and staff at Breckland School are benefitting from a new two-storey education block which includes two science laboratories, two language classrooms, a food and nutrition classroom and an activity studio.

The school's principal Jon Winn said: "It's fair to say that conditions were starting to feel a little cramped at the school and we needed a bit more space and flexibility.

"So to open this new extension is fantastic news and one that students and staff are equally positive about."

Mr Winn said that the the popularity of the school has grown in recent years, making the extension "crucial" and added: "We are delighted that it allows us to offer an even broader and more aesthetic element to the curriculum."

To commemorate the opening, students planted a time capsule depicting their lives, which will be opened by future generations at the school.