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Petts Wood Library children's mural unveiled

PUBLISHED: 11:41 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:41 29 March 2017

Petts Wood Library mural unveiling

Petts Wood Library mural unveiling

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The mural was created by year five pupils from Crofton Junior School

A newly unveiled mural has transformed a section of Petts Wood Library, making it more appealing as a children’s area.

The mural, created by local pupils with the help of a prize-winning illustrator, was unveiled on Saturday.

The vibrant and colourful mural, depictis characters created by the children.

At the event was the illustrator Loretta Schauer, the mayor of Bromley, Ian Payne, along with local school children and their families.

The mural was created with the help of a group of lucky year five pupils from Crofton Junior School, and funded by the North Kent Decorative Fine Arts Society and the Greater London Decorative Fine Arts Society.

Peter Morgan, Bromley executive councillor for renewal and recreation, said; “We are committed to ensuring that our local libraries help build and develop the learning process, as they play a crucial role in setting our children up for the future.

“Thanks to the year five pupils of Crofton Junior School, children and families living locally will be able to see the wonderful new mural for themselves. I’d like to thank everyone for their support, especially Loretta Schauer, who has helped make the library a great place to discover the joy of reading.”

As well as depicting characters created by the children, the mural also reflects the local Petts Wood neighbourhood, including links to the woodland and an iconic red London bus.

Ideas for the mural began with a focus on action and expression, and in workshops, they made their finishing touches with paintings, stencils and hand-prints. These designs were then professionally printed and découpaged onto wooden panels.

The library is open all week except Wednesdays and Sundays.

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