Pupils from across the borough have helped to secure a calming and tranquil mural that will be unveiled at Whitton Station.

The young people participated in the National Citizen Service Challenge and at an event held last week - teams of schools across the borough, competed by sharing their community project ideas.

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said: “Congratulations to all the young people who took part in this competition.

“Each of the teams had to develop a business strategy, action plan, ideas for fundraising, budget plan and present their ideas.

“Each of the teams rose to the challenge and me and the other pitch advisors had a tough choice. I look forward to seeing the final project delivered.”

Each team pitched proposals to a team of ‘Pitch Advisors’ which consisted of four councillors including Cllr Frost, Cllr Curran, Cllr Nicholson and Cllr Coelho.

Each councillor looked at the projects, questioned the teams and then made a decision as to which one should receive the funding.

Team Perham (made up of students from St Catherine's School, Teddington School, Hampton School Sixth Form, St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School) were the crowned winners for their proposal for a mental health project.

The students decided to create a mural for Whitton Station to represent the idea of a calming and tranquil scene.

They designed and distributed a copy of their 'landscape plan' mural to all pitch advisors, which has also been inspired by a Garden Market of the 1870s.

To fund the project, the young people will be doing a sponsored walk in Syon Park in an attempt to raise money for plans that promote relaxation.