Sheep on the Line

A Grand Day Out to the Seaside

Sheep on the Line

A Grand Day Out to the Seaside

A Grand Day Out book
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‘A Grand Day Out to the Seaside’ is an original story created by the Year in Industry students working with Northern and the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership during 2019/20.

It is a development of the ‘Sheep on the Line’ project, which focuses on railway safety, taking place on the Bentham Line.

The story and its characters have been developed to introduce rail travel and rail safety, and the Bentham Line, to a young audience; the travellers of the future.

We hope you enjoy the story and will make your own picturesque journey to the seaside.

The Students: Oliver Anderson, Tatham Eves, Charlotte Harris, Alex Kerr, Sze Kok, Hugo MacFadyen, Jean-Marc Otamonga, Curtis Roach, Aobh Sharvin, Caswell Sparks and Ethan Worthington

The Illustrator: Alastair Nicholson

Meet the characters…

LMCRP Extends the Reach of its ‘A Grand Day Out to the Seaside’ Programme

The original children’s story of the same name has proved extremely popular over the past year with the families travelling on the Bentham Line and beyond. Hundreds of copies have ben given out for free on the line’s services by the LEEDS-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership, by booking office staff at stations on the route and at numerous Community Rail events, including visits to local primary schools.

The characters and story were created by Northern’s Year in Industry students and brought to life by Alastair Nicholson, a local professional artist, in the creation of the beautifully illustrated story. The story introduces ideas about rail safety, communities and railways, railway heritage, recycling and friendship, as well as the main theme of a journey along the line.

The Partnership recently asked to Alastair to look at ways of bringing the story to our stations and so to a wider audience. He produced a splendid range of bright panels, pictured right, for the platforms each based on one of the characters from the story and the friends together. Each panel carries a QR (quick response) code which, when scanned with a mobile phone or table with a suitable app), will take the person directly to a digital copy of the book on the Bentham Line website.

Copies of the book can also be obtained from the LMCRP offices at Bentham station and by post free of charge.

Brian Haworth, with one of his grandsons

Our Partnership Officer, Brian Haworth, with one of his grandsons enjoying the display.

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