GOODWICK School recently said goodbye to a talented member of staff who has transformed the appearance of the school with her amazing artworks.

Melissa Pettitt started getting arty at the school when her own children were pupils, creating an underwater themed tile mosaic to brighten up a grey exterior wall.

She was later employed as an LSA and over the years she has helped pupils create commemorative tapestries, produced countless classroom displays, and made-over both interior and exterior walls at the school, most notably with dinosaur, farmyard and unicorn murals in the foundation phase playground and a woodland scene around the walls of the dosbarth dysgu annibynnol (independent learning room).

She has now been accepted on a Design for Performance course at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

"We have been so incredibly lucky to have Miss Pettitt and her talent here over the years," said a school spokesman. "Anything beautiful around the school is down to her amazing creative skills.

"We wish her all the very best as she starts her new adventure in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and thank her for all she's done for us.

"The school won't be as colourful without her. Pob lwc a diolch Miss Pettitt."