A special event was held at Heysham Port on Wednesday 28th June when representatives of the Bentham Line (the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership), the rail industry, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, and staff and Year 5 pupils from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Heysham, met together with Alice Rice, Terminal Manager for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, and the Mayor of Lancaster City, Cllr Roger Dennison.
Students participants in Northern Train’s ‘Year in Industry’ scheme for 2021/22 have been placed in a variety of departments and in different locations. The ‘Access for All’ project has given students participating in Northern Train’s ‘Year in Industry’ scheme for 2021/22 the chance to come together and work as a team. This is the fourth successive year that the Bentham Line has supported the students.
The Bentham Line joins national campaign encouraging people to ‘Go Green by Train’ to help tackle climate emergency.
As part of their community project on the Bentham Line with Northern and the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership, the 2019/20 Year in Industry students created a colourful and imaginative story for young children about a journey along our scenic line.
Students have prepared nine station information panels under their chosen theme, ‘Get Nature Back on Track’, which also reflected their keen interest in important ‘green energy’ and sustainability ideas.
Leeds-Morecambe CRP welcomed pupils and staff from Clapham CofE Primary School, along with parents to Clapham station to receive the rail safety artwork.
The Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership has continued its educational work with Clapham CofE Primary School’s pupils the latest to be involved.