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Winning designs for Worcestershire Parkway

Published Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Pupils at Norton Juxta Kempsey CofE First School are celebrating after finding out which of their designs will be displayed at the new Worcestershire Parkway station.

Over 50 Key Stage 1 pupils received an educational visit in December 2016 from Worcestershire County Council and SLC Rail, which focused on the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station that is being built near to the school.

As part of the visit, the pupils heard about Worcestershire’s rail history from 1850 to the present day along with other topics such as health and safety on the railways and how to pursue a career in rail.

The pupils were also tasked with coming up with eye-catching designs for the hoardings that are around the Worcestershire Parkway site during the current clearance works and forthcoming construction phase.

After carefully considering all the entries, Cllr Ken Pollock from Worcestershire County Council selected and announced the winners at a return visit to the school.

Cllr Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure, said: "The standard of designs was excellent and we had some very creative entries which captured what makes a perfect rail journey. We've really enjoyed working with the school on this educational project."

Margaret Smith, Co-Headteacher at Norton Juxta Kempsey CofE First School, said: "It's been great for the school to find out more about Worcestershire Parkway, especially as it ties-in with our curriculum. The pupils were really excited to find out which designs had been selected and we can't wait to see them up on site."