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Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Primary Academy unveil new plaque at Aslockton train station




Children were jumping for joy after seeing their work unveiled at a train station.

Year four pupils at Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Primary Academy enjoyed a trip to Aslockton Station where a mosaic plaque of their work was unveiled.

It followed partnership work between the school and Community Rail, which works with residents of rural areas in a bid to improve stations.

Archbishop Cranmer school pupils unveil a mosaic plaque at Aslockton Station. Pupils pictured with Poacher Line community rail officer Kaye Robinson. 030220DD3-5. (28252968)
Archbishop Cranmer school pupils unveil a mosaic plaque at Aslockton Station. Pupils pictured with Poacher Line community rail officer Kaye Robinson. 030220DD3-5. (28252968)

Mel Stevens, head of Archbishop Cranmer, said the school was a long-term partner of the railway station and was currently taking part in a six-week safety course.

“The children enjoyed gardening at the train station and have worked on railway safety training,” said Mel.

She said it was part of a plan to support the community.

Poacher Line community rail officer Kaye Robinson worked with the children during the project.

She said she led the group on a tour of the village to learn about the history of the area, before starting on the plaque.

Each pupil created their own design and the final outcome was sent to a professional artists, who added the finishing touches.

Kaye said it was important the children were aware of rail safety and the history of the train line, which runs through the middle of the village.

The children also visited Nottingham Station as part of their safety lesson.

“Some had never been on a train before, so to see their eyes light up was great,” said Kate.

“They were all so involved and thought about what they wanted to do with their designs.

“It was a pleasure to work with them.”

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