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