'The school library is the heart of the school, which itself has learning at its core and good libraries can empower the learner. The resources in
a library can allow our imaginations to run free, introduce us to new experiences and promote access to knowledge and enjoyment.'
(School libraries: making a difference, DfES, 2004)
Jessie Mcintosh has worked closely as part of a small team to refurbish the library in the primary school local to her practice in West London.
The new ibrary stimulates and educates children through its design. It has become the heart of the school and a prominent feature of school
life. It is a flexible space meeting the pupils' shifting needs; providing an atmosphere for learning, a forum for engagement or simply a relaxing
place to enjoy a good book. The new library also provides a more specialised environment for a number of projects that the school run for the
community to foster links between the two, and create further cohesion within a multi-cultural borough.
Brackenbury Primary School library was opened by award-winning children's author Micahel Morpurgo, who later donated a mural painted
in situ by award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler (of The Gruffalo)