A teacher is so popular with his students that they ran a Facebook campaign to name a new school block after him.

Hundreds of past and present pupils from Longhill High School in Rottingdean joined the social networking page “Name The Block Vaughan” which was set up by Year 11 pupil Fraser Hurley.

The 16-year-old's campaign was so successful - with more than 1,000 signatures - that the school's headteacher Haydn Stride and its governing body agreed to name the block after history teacher Dewi Vaughan.

Past and present colleagues attended the official opening of the Dewi Vaughan Block, which includes a Year 11 canteen, changing rooms, a community room, offices, a science room, an ICT room and a textiles room.

Mr Vaughan has worked at the school for 38 years and last year received the national Ted Wragg Teaching Award for Lifetime Achievement.