Waiting at Braintree Freeport Station will be a little more cheery after Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership commissioned Harlow based artist Sarah Bracey to do some art work on the shelter at the station.

Sarah worked closely with year 5 children from Great Bradford’s Junior School Braintree on a collage and drawing workshop with the children to help design the panels for the shelter. As the design was for the Braintree Freeport shelter the theme was shopping.

They have created an optical illusion by drawing the bottom halves of people on four panels holding bags and wearing wellies so people waiting inside the shelter look like part of the design.  There are also simple counting games that can be played within the designs. These will help to keep both children and adults entertained whilst waiting for the train. This has added fun of the project.