Burton Joyce Primary school can enjoy safe train trip thanks to Specsavers, Colwick
An opticians is supporting a primary school as its pupils embark on a series of trips.
Specsavers in Colwick has donated high-vis vests to Burton Joyce Primary School so the children can safely go about the school trips as part of a six-week project with The Friends of Lowdham and Burton Joyce Stations.
The project will culminate in a piece of artwork, which will be displayed at Burton Joyce Station.
David Tye, Specsavers Colwick store manager, said: "It’s great to be working with one of our local schools. We are committed to supporting the local community and are delighted to be able to help ensure the children can be seen while out and about."
Twenty children from the school kickstarted the project by learning about the Castle Line and all the stations from Nottingham to Lincoln, researching places of interest to visit and drawing pictures for inclusion on the artwork banner.
During a train trip to Nottingham, they learnt about safety at the station, different ways to buy tickets and even sat in the first-class carriage.
The highlight for all the children, however, was meeting the driver of the London-bound train and taking a peek inside the cab before it began its journey.
Next, the children will take a history walk around Burton Joyce to look for inspiration for the banner, which will publicise places of interest in and around the village.
The final two weeks of the project will be spent drawing and producing the collage.
Mrs Hunter, teacher at Burton Joyce Primary School, said: "We’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers Colwick. Our children are always excited to wear the high-vis vests.
"We’re delighted to be able to take part in the project with Friends of Lowdham and Burton Joyce Stations and can’t wait to see the final art installation in situ at the station."