PUPILS from Old Oak Primary School in Acton were invited to the HS2 rail site at Wormwood Scrubs to see new hoardings featuring their artwork.

HS2’s Old Oak Common Station constructor, Balfour Beatty, worked with the youngsters on the hoardings to fit in with the surrounding environment.

The site is where HS2 will be relocating a number of utilities, including the Stamford Brook Sewer, to allow a new super-hub station at Old Oak Common.

To carry out this work, two mini tunnel boring machines are being used to create nine micro-tunnels for the utilities and sewer.

During their visit, pupils from Year 3 were invited to name the first boring machine and chose the name ‘Bramble’.

The name was chosen to reflect the natural landscape and vegetation on the Scrubs.

Joe Brown, head teacher of Old Oak Primary, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to see their artwork on the hoardings, but also to experience the site and learn about the changes taking place.”

Tunnelling will start at the end of April and will run 24 hours a day until August.