Pupils at Flimby Primary School have produced a series of history boards about the local area to enhance the village station’s northbound platform.
Since adopting Flimby Station in 2019, the school has had the opportunity to take the children along the Cumbrian Coast Line on the train and work together with Community Rail Cumbria on a range of different initiatives.
As part of the school’s local history study, the Flimby Primary pupils have created bright, colourful history boards full of photographs and their own work, to share their knowledge and understanding of local history with the wider community.
Pupils from Early Years Foundation Stage right up to Year 6 contributed to the designs, with each class taking responsibility for one particular area of local history. There is information on each board regarding the adoption of the railway station, Flimby Primary School, the local pits, Flimby Lodge, and evacuees.
The project was funded by Northern with the support of Community Rail Cumbria.
Flimby Primary School headteacher Tanya Peers said: “We are delighted the children are having the opportunity to show their work as part of our local history study. Visitors and the local community will be able to find out more about Flimby through the interesting information the children have researched.”
Jane Murray, Northern Trains Station Manager, said: “The improvement these boards make at Flimby Station is amazing and makes such a difference for all the customers. I am sure all the children will and should feel very proud when they see them.”
Warren Birch, Community Rail Partnership Officer at Community Rail Cumbria, added: “It’s wonderful to see the whole school being involved with this project depicting the history of Flimby. The boards are very much about the children and their creative ideas.”
“If you are visiting the west coast of Cumbria, be sure to take some time to alight the train at Flimby.”
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