A beautiful mural with images of swans will soon beautify an ugly 5m by 14m car park wall at Eton Court - thanks to artist Gordon Collett and imaginative schoolchildren.

Father of two Mr Collett, 52, who lives in Victoria Road, Eton Wick, organised workshops at Eton Porny and Eton Wick schools where children were asked what most represented Eton to them.

He said: "They all talked about the swans so I decided to make swans my emblem on the mural."

The mural was the idea of Eton Town Council and the final design was unveiled at Eton College's Natural History Museum on Monday, along with some of the drawings done by the children during the workshops run by Mr Collett and his colleague Selma Osborne.

The swan emblem has taken on a special poignancy at a time when the swan population around Windsor and Eton is being decimated by illness.

Work creating the mural on the wall will need scaffolding to complete and should transform its corner of Eton.

Mr Collett has also created murals for Windsor Library and for Dedworth Middle School's 50th birthday.

His son Monty, 12, is a pupil at St Edward's Middle School and his daughter Ellie, 14, goes to Windsor Girls School.