A new community project to brighten up Ammanford’s railway station has been launched.

Led by Ammanford Lion Club, the project saw pupils from Ysgol Saron create a mural for the station to encourage recycling and everyone using the station to take responsibility for keeping it looking its best by disposing of litter properly.

The children designed and painted the mural with the help of Mrs Davies and Mrs Thomas in after school art club.

Year 6 pupil Steffan Hale and Year 5 pupil Ellie Lewis visited the mural last week along with members of Ammanford Lions Club.

Steffan said: “We started creating the mural and gathering ideas around a year ago.

“We decided as a school eco club to do the mural on recycling as we think it is important.

“If children start recycling in school than it is likely that will continue when they get older.

“We wanted to make it colourful, so it would attract people’s attention.

“Everyone is going to see it at the station which is good.”

The Lions Club have adopted both Ammanford and Pantyffynon stations, creating and caring for beautiful floral displays there.

The station adoption scheme began under Arriva Trains Wales and is continuing into the new Transport for Wales franchise, which promises to give even greater prominence to community-based activities.

Rhian Thomas, of Ammanford Lions Club, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Ysgol Saron and we would like to thank the staff and pupils for their hard work.

“The mural the pupils have designed and painted looks wonderful in the station shelter and brightens it up.

“It should provide pleasure for travellers for years to come.”

Geraint Morgan, Transport for Wales’ community affairs manager, added: “We’re very grateful to the volunteers from the Lions Club and pupils for delivering this colourful artwork.

“The railway station is an important part of the community and the mural will help raise awareness of the need to responsibly dispose of litter for the benefit of the environment and create a positive first impression for visitors.”