Colourful murals created at North Lopham school

A village primary school has received a splash of colour after pupils created a series of bright murals with the help of a local artist.

The eight paintings at St Andrew's Primary School, in North Lopham, near Diss, have been unveiled after the pupils worked with artist Bethan Hensser.

The murals, which depict the seasons, characters from the bible, and scenes from nature, have been placed on the fencing around the school's two play areas over the past few weeks.

Ali Ranson, deputy headteacher of the voluntary controlled Church of England school, said the artwork had brightened up the site.

'They are big bits of work and the children have designed them with the artist to show scenes that identify the school and things they like and they look very good,' she said.

The artist, who is also a parent at the primary school, spoke to pupils about the project in November and the murals were completed last month.