GREEN-FINGERED pupils of Westminster Primary School joined forces with Friends of Ellesmere Port Station to help prepare the station gardens for autumn and winter.
Eco-officers from the school took time off from adding worms to their new compost bins and visited the railway station to help with planting winter flowers.
Their work has now brightened up the beds with a range of plants for the benefit of those passing through the station each day.
Westminster Primary School headteacher Sue Finch said: “Pupils from our school have worked closely with the Ellesmere Port station in the past and I am delighted we have been able to get involved in another project.
“It was great to see them working hard not just within the school community but also for the benefit of the community of Ellesmere Port.”
Local councillor Pat Merrick said: “I believe that we all have a responsibility to look after our environment and make our neighbourhoods safe and welcoming.
“I am so proud of these children joining in at such an early age to make a difference and I’m sure their hard work will put a smile on visitors’ faces.”
Friends of Ellesmere Port Station involve people of all ages – including young people from Westminster Primary, the UCEA high school, residents, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Merseyrail.
Activities at the station include gardening, tidying up, creating artwork and researching the history of the station.
New volunteers are always welcome – call the council’s senior transport officer Sally Buttifant on 01244 976788 for further details on how to join.