Officers visited the schools over a 4 month period from November to February. It was explained to the children about how the station will make travelling to and from Kenilworth more accessible, how the journey times to common destinations will be much quicker and how the station will allow more people to visit the town’s many attractions.
The students were also invited to take part in a competition that WCC is holding. The competition asked all school children in Kenilworth to design a poster that will be part of the interior design of the new station building when it opens.
The competition allows children to submit a poster and have a chance to become part of the town’s history. The first prize also includes an IPod Mini 2 and first class rail tickets for a family of four. There will also be a runner up from each school with their poster printed and displayed in the hoardings of the station.
Among the comments by the children after they received the talk by the Project Officers were:
- “It was interesting to see what is going on behind the boards and the designs for the finished station”.
- “It was interesting comparing the travel times by car, bus and train. This showed how much quicker travelling by train is”.
- “The competition was creative and the prizes are great”!
- “I like the fact that the runner up pictures will be put on the boards”.
The school talks have now been completed with all the primary schools and Kenilworth School and Sixth Form.
Look out for updates showing the winning designs.