Talented students from Penkridge present their works of art at the station


MORE school posters are on display at Penkridge Station.

The first posters of children from the first schools in Princefield and Marshbrook were on display earlier this year, but have now been replaced by five other drawings by

Nathan Proud and Holly Milner, both 10, from Penkridge Middle School, and Ethan Hodgkiss, seven, Abigail Mills, six, and Isabelle Black, six, from St Michaels First School.

The My Village art project is the result of a joint venture between the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership, partner rail operator London Midland, Penkridge Parish Council and schools. Young people were offered a return train journey on London Midland services as a thank you for their work.

They are pictured with Marika Latham, head of the NSCRP project. She said: “Railways have always played a vital role in local communities and they become better bridges when communities commit to making them more welcoming to passengers and visitors. The children really enjoyed showing “My Village” through this project; a big thank you to them as well as to the Penkridge Parish Council and all the schools for their support of this first community rail project for Penkridge station.

Lesley Griffiths, Clerk of Penkridge Parish Council, added: “It has been really exciting working with the NSCRP to help promote the village and our community and be a part of this project for the station. We are very proud of all of our children who participated and designed fabulous posters. “

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