CHILDREN at Wrabness and Wix Primary School have helped to brighten up their local train station.

They were asked to help by the Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership after the existing mural had started to deteriorate.

Now the wall has been refreshed with paintings depicting local scenes – such as Grayson Perry’s House for Essex, the local Church and beach huts – painted by the children.

Jayne Sumner, the partnership’s Rail Engagement Manager, said, “The original mural, created by the local art group in Wrabness, was wonderful and we were very grateful to them for maintaining it over the years.

“However, recently they approached us to say that it was no longer possible for the group members to maintain it and it had started to deteriorate.

“We were delighted when the local primary school said they could help, and their paintings are fantastic.

"We have mounted them on large panels which have covered over the old mural, and we hope this will help protect it from the elements so that it is preserved underneath.

“I am delighted that through this project, we are able to publicly display the children’s talents, save the old mural and improve the appearance of the station.”

Greater Anglia’s Alan Neville said, “This is a great example of the community coming together to improve a public area.

“Thanks to the children of Wrabness and Wix – I am sure it will add to a sense of pride in the area and that passengers will enjoy seeing it as they pass through the station.”