December 1, 2022

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Children’s poems and paintings brighten up historic station

POEMS and paintings made by youngsters 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 Group Main College have been exhibiting their artwork on the partitions at the station for the earlier nine decades, given that Buddies of Goostrey Station (FOGS) neighborhood group was launched.

Goostrey Station

Passengers delight in looking at poems and looking at artwork work when they wait around for the teach

The cabinets are sealed and lockable to protect the reveals from vandalism and adverse temperature conditions.

FOGS chairman Dave Roberts stated: “They search actually remarkable.”

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Just one passenger said: “Attractive to go through even though ready for the practice.”

Goostrey Station

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

A further human being additional: “Leading marks for display screen and presentation. Seriously liked the good concept and lovely photographs.”

The exhibit cupboards had been funded by Sibelco, who are now excavating substantial good quality sand in Goostrey, Local community Rail and Northern Rail.

Sibelco is always keen to play a positive purpose in the group and they presented a major proportion of the price. Community Rail regularly supplies funds for volunteer groups who are improving upon their nearby stations.

A spokesman for Local community Rail said: “The long standing relationship concerning FOGS and the community Key University is remarkable and has been the basis of a number of awards, both of those regionally and nationally.”

Becky Cowell, deputy headteacher of Goostrey Primary has been the driving drive powering the exhibitions which aided the college obtain Artsmark Gold.

Themes for the displays have ranged from Likely Places to the Queen’s 90th birthday and the centenary of the finish of the To start with Earth War.

In 2014, the arts pageant Goosfest integrated the show named Rainbows in an Art Path. Two many years afterwards, Jodrell Lender telescope highlighted in Star Gazing.

A nativity participate in called Holly from the Bongs by community author Alan Garner was celebrated in yet another exhibition.

In 2017, when pupils and teachers from Elizabethfontein college in South Africa visited Goostrey, kids from distinct backgrounds labored collectively to beautify a float for the Rose Working day procession. Afterwards, the creations have been shown at the station.

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

Close friends of Goostrey Station welcomes new users.

Volunteers perform tirelessly to improve this historic station which opened in 1891, securing grants, tending crops, sweeping the platform and working with different Do-it-yourself capabilities.

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