Billingshurst station improvements thanks to Weald pupils

The pupils worked to brighten the train station
The pupils worked to brighten the train station

A Billingshurst school has been working hard to brighten the village.

The Weald Community Captains and the school gardening club decided the railway station should be a priority, as students felt it is key to the village.

As a way to brighten up the train station the Weald School students built wooden planters to enhance the environment and make it more welcoming.

Mr Fry said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to brighten up the community.”

The planters represent the five school houses of Wilberforce, Elgar, Austen, Livingstone and Darwin.

Mr Dixon said: “The students have worked hard, they have been keen and positive and want to help out their community.”

Ryan, a year eight student who is one of Darwin house’s community captains, said: “The Weald is a big family and we feel that we should give back a little to our village as many students pass through the station every day.”

The school told how they could not have made the planters without local business support and thanked Scandia Hus Manufacturing Ltd and Network Rail Billingshurst for allowing them to run the project.