Gatwick Express backs school project

Gatwick Express has donated £3000 to Heathbrook Primary School for their
project of
redeveloping the wildlife garden, during a tour, which was given to six
of the
primary school children aged between five and ten, of Stewarts Lane
Depot.Gary Cherry, Head of Fleet at Gatwick Express said, “Heathbrook Primary
School is
100 metres from Stewarts Lane Depot in Battersea and this opportunity
has presented
Gatwick Express with the chance to engage the local community, support
more wild
spaces in the city and enhance Gatwick Express’s corporate social and

With the wildlife garden redevelopment the pupils will be able to learn
numerous new
skills, linked closely to the National Curriculum.  Contact with the
natural world
will also help to improve mental well being.

Ben Roberts, Deputy Head Teacher at Heathbrook Primary School, adds:
“Being located
in the city, our children do not often get the opportunity to visit
places of
industry. The trip to the depot helped the children learn about rail
safety and they
were surprised by pictures they were shown of graffiti on one of the
trains. They
all thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

Cherry adds: “Gatwick Express is a family friendly train company. This
was the first
school trip we have had at the depot which gave us the opportunity to
teach the
children about the rail industry.  We were also able to point out the
dangers of
playing near the railway tracks and with half term approaching this is
an important
message we would like to convey to all children and encourage them to
pass this
message on to their friends.”