A PRIMARY school in Bridgwater has had its library transformed by a stunning hand painted mural and the addition of over 1,500 new books.

Willowdown Primary School pupils have been enjoying their upgraded reading area which was unveiled in October.

The children voted for a forest and woodland theme which was then designed by headteacher Natalie Sweet, and Deputy Headteacher Joanna Lewis. 

They then commissioned local artist Martin D’arcy to paint a unique willow tree mural as a focal point for the new library.

Once complete, the library was opened by the newly appointed pupil Reading Ambassadors with a visit from children's author and illustrator M.P. Robertson, who delivered an assembly as well as multiple workshops.

Children as young as two years old will benefit from the forest and woodland themed library, which serves pupils up to age 11.

The new reading facilities feature a willow tree with a door that children can walk through, as well as a bespoke story throne, designed and made by the Headteacher’s husband as a gift to the school.

Willowdown Primary's Headteacher, Natalie Sweet, said: “This is a stunning library for the children to enjoy. 

"This is a dream environment for our children to further discover the love of reading.

“We are passionate about reading and believe that all children must have access to high quality books.”

Robert, aged 6, a pupil at the school, said: "I like that its's a quiet space for me to relax and read in.

"I like the colours, the wallpaper, and the paint". 

Lorenzo, aged 6, said: "I like that there is so many books to choose from. 

Another pupil, Ertugrul, added: "There are one million books that we will never finish reading!"