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Students' artwork brightens village station

Artwork for the station in the making
Artwork for the station in the making

Artwork by sixth form school children will be displayed at Radcliffe on Trent station to brighten up the area.

Three Year 12 fine art students from the South Nottinghamshire Academy – Amelia Moorshead, Hannah Mitchell and Olivia Turner-Church – have created pieces for the station, inspired by the village itself.

During the 10-week project, the 16 and 17 year old students took their artwork to Radcliffe Manor House care home and gave art lessons to four of the home's residents.

Miss Rebecca Cresswell, art teacher at South Nottinghamshire Academy, praised the community project. She said: "This project between the Year 12 fine art students at the academy and the Poacher Line has been a fantastic opportunity for the students to gain wider experiences and contribute to their local community.

"The students dedicated their own time to residents at Radcliffe Manor House, providing individual art workshops.

"Working with the residents has allowed students to gain a greater knowledge of the history of Radcliffe on Trent, and hugely influenced the imagery used in each of the pieces of art.

"Hannah, Amelia and Olivia have each produced artwork that is truly representative of the local community, its history and spirit, and we're glad to have been invited to take part in the project."

The artworks were commissioned by the Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership, and East Midlands Railway.

Kaye Robinson, Community Rail Partnership Officer for the Poacher Line, said: "This is a shining example of how the Community Rail Partnership is uniquely placed to engage the community with their railway.

"It has been amazing to work with the talented students to enhance Radcliffe on Trent station. The highlight of the project was the intergenerational activity that happened at the residential home; students and residents alike got so much out of working together. "

Published: 9th January 2020