'Vibrant' school library revamp sees hand painted murals adorn walls

The new library at Downham Market Academy.

The new library at Downham Market Academy. - Credit: Downham Market Academy

A Norfolk school has revamped its library space and now sees hand painted murals of literary figures adorn the walls.

The library at Downham Market Academy has had a "beautiful and vibrant" revamp which includes literary figures such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Stephen Fry, Kazuo Ishiguro and Caitlin Moran painted on the walls.

New carpet, furnishings and a new selection of books are also part of the £5,000 developments.

The new library includes a number of different zones in which students can carry out activities such as homework, presentation preparation and revision.

Senior deputy headteacher Mark Eastwood said: “With our library revamp, we wanted to create a cosier space with comfy areas for students to sit and read or play board games, as well as somewhere that is conducive to academic studies. I am thrilled with the result.”


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In recent years, the entire inside of the school was repainted and the dining area was redesigned.

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