Kenilworth Station brightens up thanks to arty pupils - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth Station brightens up thanks to arty pupils

Maisie Jeynes 29th Jun, 2017   0

ARTY youngsters have created nearly 350 colourful posters to decorate outside the new Kenilworth Station.

The designs will brighten up the boards hiding building work before the station opens.

Pupils from nine Kenilworth schools were asked what having a new station in the town would mean to them, and create a piece of art based on this.

After much deliberation, two of the posters were picked to go on display inside the new station when it opens.

The two lucky artists were Lucy Whiteford, a year 10 pupil at Kenilworth School, and Alice Rollason from St John’s Primary School.

Lucy’s design focussed on people coming to Kenilworth to visit the castle and the town centre, while Alice’s poster showed a family imagining where they could go on the train.

Speaking about the coming station, Lucy said: “I’m looking forward to the station opening. I’ll use it to go to Leamington, London, Coventry… anywhere really!”

Alice added: “It’s exciting. I want the first place I go to on the train to be London.”

Warwickshire County Council transport spokesman Jeff Clarke said: “Now the work is becoming more visible at the site of the station, we want to see the people of Kenilworth really getting excited.

“These wonderful images are a fantastic reminder that something that will bring so much to the town is just around the corner.”

The £12million station is set to open in December.


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