Children at Wrabness and Wix Primary School have joined forces with Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership (CRP) to help to brighten up their local railway station.
The original mural was created and maintained by the local art group in Wrabness, however, they recently approached the CRP to say that it was no longer possible for the group members to maintain it and it 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 CRP’s Rail Engagement Manager, said: “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.”
Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, 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.”
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