Creative, educational and tech resources

Creative, educational and tech resources

24 Apr, 2020

We’ve put together a list of creative, educational and technological resources to keep your younger, and older community railers occupied during this period of lockdown. Whether you’re looking for something to entertain children or the best platform to host an online meeting, we have it covered.

Bookmark and keep visiting this page, as we’ll be adding new resources over the next few weeks.


Get creative


Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has announced a children’s art competition called the MY CHESHIRE POSTER AWARDS to provide a teaching resource for children who are unable to go to school due to the Coronavirus, open to all Cheshire children aged 4-11.


Community Rail Lancashire

Community Rail Lancashire is looking for creative youngsters artworks for their #BeAGem art project, for display at stations later in the year.


Severnside Community Rail Partnership

Severnside Community Rail Partnership volunteer coordinator, Ro is available to take calls from its volunteers for chat at alleviate loneliness.



TransWilts has put together a list of links to online rail-related activities for children.


Dwell Time

West Yorkshire mental health project Dwell Time, in conjunction with the Penistone Line Partnership has released a C19 edition of their magazine, featuring thoughts and words from people connected to the project.


East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway has put together a great range of activities to keep both children and adults occupied during lockdown.


Network Rail

Network Rail has launched its ‘Awesome Railways’ resources for schools, teaching young people about careers on the network .


Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail has activity books and colouring sheets available to download for younger rail enthusiasts.



Independent learning resource provider Chatterpack has a great list free, non-rail related, boredom-busting resources for all.


Online and tech resources

The Local Government Association have put together a comprehensive list of video conferencing and audio platforms to enable your groups to stay in touch.

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Journalists: get in touch for more information, comments and case studies

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