Children’s poems and paintings brighten up historic station

POEMS and paintings produced by children are inspiring travellers on railway journeys.

The illustrations and reflections are now on show in new screen cupboards on the Manchester to Crewe platform at Goostrey Station.

Pupils at Goostrey Community Key School have been exhibiting their artwork on the walls at the station for the past 9 a long time, since Mates of Goostrey Station (FOGS) community group was launched.

Travellers enjoy examining poems and hunting at art work when they hold out for the prepare

The cupboards are sealed and lockable to defend the reveals from vandalism and adverse climate circumstances.

FOGS chairman Dave Roberts mentioned: “They search definitely outstanding.”

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Just one passenger stated: “Charming to examine whilst waiting around for the train.”

Goostrey Station

Edward Lear’s poem The Owl and the Pussycat encouraged children’s artwork

One more man or woman additional: “Top rated marks for show and presentation. Actually loved the beneficial concept and gorgeous shots.”

The display screen cabinets ended up funded by Sibelco, who are at present excavating large quality sand in Goostrey, Neighborhood Rail and Northern Rail.

Sibelco is generally keen to perform a optimistic position in the neighborhood and they offered a sizeable proportion of the expense. Local community Rail often presents funds for volunteer teams who are increasing their neighborhood stations.

A spokesman for Neighborhood Rail mentioned: “The very long standing connection in between FOGS and the regional Main School is excellent and has been the foundation of numerous awards, equally regionally and nationally.”

Becky Cowell, deputy headteacher of Goostrey Principal has been the driving drive at the rear of the exhibitions which helped the college realize Artsmark Gold.

Themes for the shows have ranged from Going Spots to the Queen’s 90th birthday and the centenary of the end of the Initial Globe War.

In 2014, the arts pageant Goosfest integrated the exhibit referred to as Rainbows in an Art Path. Two years later, Jodrell Bank telescope highlighted in Star Gazing.

A nativity engage in called Holly from the Bongs by regional author Alan Garner was celebrated in an additional exhibition.

In 2017, when pupils and lecturers from Elizabethfontein university in South Africa frequented Goostrey, young children from unique backgrounds labored collectively to beautify a float for the Rose Day procession. Later on, the creations ended up displayed at the station.

A exhibit the subsequent 12 months was inspired by Edward Lear’s poem The owl and the pussy cat.

Friends of Goostrey Station welcomes new members.

Volunteers get the job done tirelessly to boost this historic station which opened in 1891, securing grants, tending crops, sweeping the system and applying several Do it yourself abilities.

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