18th May 2018

Last summer, Cranbrook Station was transformed by the addition of colourful posters, designed by pupils and students from St Martin’s C of E Primary School and the Cranbrook Education Campus.

To ring the changes, we have just installed a second set of winning posters and this Monday, students from Cranbrook Education Campus (CEC) visited the station to see them in situ. Pictured here from left to right are: Cllr Kevin Blakey, Richard Burningham (Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership Manager), Amelia, Finlay, Ella, Laura (now all at the Cranbrook Education Campus), Cllr Kim Bloxham and Mandy Dewing (of Taylor Wimpey).

Stephen Farmer, Head of Campus at the CEC commented, ‘I am very proud of our pupils, who have designed beautiful artwork to be displayed at the station. Having their work on display is a fantastic publicity opportunity for them, as their images will be seen by thousands of commuters over the year.’

The poster competition was organised as a creative response to the fact that the station platform is very windy and that it is not possible, for practical reasons, to have real floral displays situated there. The posters not only provide a windbreak effect but, more importantly, use vibrant colour to celebrate the importance of the station to the town and the beauty of the nearby Country Park.

We are most grateful to Taylor Wimpey, South Western Railway and the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership for their kind sponsorship of the Station Artwork initiative and to both schools for their hard work and creativity. The first set of posters is now back in the Town Council office, from where their owners are welcome to collect them.

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