LEIGH heroes are being celebrated at a high school with a series of colourful new wall murals.

The Westleigh School has created a "Wall of Fame" featuring hometown favourites such as actor Collin Welland, Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley, scientist Kathleen Drew-Baker and novelist James Hilton.

Information about their lives and achievements accompany the figures' pictures.

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Head teacher Carlton Bramwell said: “The Westleigh School wants every child to realise that there are no limits to what they can achieve.

"Our wall of fame shows that people from our local area have gone on to accomplish great things.

"As a school with vastly improving results and student outcomes, we have the expertise to help them realise their goals, whatever they may be.”

Every department has also been decorated with its own mural which contains role models and inspirational quotes.

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Year 11 student Kiera Martin, who loves the murals, added: “They’re aimed at our age group with role models we can relate to like Justin Timberlake and JK Rowling.”

The Westleigh Lane school is holding an open evening on Thursday, October 3 at 6pm where the displays will be unveiled to the public for the first time.

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Mr Bramwell added: “These murals represent an improvement to our school environment which echoes the advancements in teaching and learning being made.

"This summer’s excellent GCSE results were the best we have seen under the new performance measures.

"Anybody who’d like to know more about other new developments at The Westleigh School should come down to our open evening to see for themselves.”