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Local schools invited to get involved in naming the Nuneaton-Leamington Spa line

The Heart of England Community Rail Partnership (CRP) is looking to work with local schools to help choose a new name for the railway line between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa.

This is a key rail line linking North and South Warwickshire with Coventry, where there are many fantastic attractions that the Heart of England CRP would like to shine a light on.

Schools along the line are invited to take part in this special project through a programme of workshops designed to support the National Curriculum targets for English and Geography. The workshops will culminate in a competition to decide on the new name for the Nuneaton-Leamington line.

For local schools, there are 3 ways to get involved:

Workshop and trip:

Aimed at Key Stage 2, the Heart of England CRP will deliver a 2-hour workshop looking at what makes the Nuneaton-Leamington line special. For schools who sign up to these workshops, the Partnership will also arrange a trip out on the line for the students. Spaces for this option are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Trips will be limited to one class per school.

Assembly:

The CRP will deliver an assembly to multiple classes or to the whole school, outlining the competition and touching upon the subjects of tourism, rail safety and sustainability. Assemblies can be tailored to fit in with school timetables.

Resources:

Schools can access the Partnership’s downloadable resources and lesson plans to teach their own sessions around the project. These resources can be accessed via www.heartcommunityrail.org.uk/nametheline.

If you would like the Heart of England CRP to deliver a workshop or assembly, or you would like to receive the resources pack, please email HeartCRP@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Full details of the competition and the Heart of England CRP’s school engagement work can be found here.