Second wave of posters designed by local youngsters at Cranbrook station

Community unveils Cranbrook station posters

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, a second set of winning posters has just been installed. Students from Cranbrook Education Campus (CEC) then visited the station to see them in situ.

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

A spokesperson for Cranbrook Town Council said:

“The Council is 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.”

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 opportunity for them, as their images will be seen by thousands of commuters over the year.”

Richard Burningham, Manager of the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership, said:

“This is a lovely project which helps further brighten up Cranbrook station. Many thanks to the schools and pupils who took part for their great artwork, to Cranbrook Town Council for coordinating the project and to Taylor Wimpey for sponsoring the poster printing. This is just the kind of project that South Western Railway and ourselves love seeing and enjoy helping with.”

Pictured (L-R): 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).