Wrenbury Station Art Project Celebrates School’s Creativity

Published: 03/06/2024

Wrenbury Station is set to become a vibrant canvas showcasing the talents of the local community with the unveiling of the Wrenbury Station Art Project on May 22nd, 2024. Funded by the 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership, this project highlights the creativity and spirit of Wrenbury through the eyes of its youngest residents.

Under the expert guidance of artist Cathy Williams, pupils from Wrenbury CP explored what makes Wrenbury a special place for them. Through a series of line drawings and work with coloured sugar paper, the children brought to life their love for Wrenbury, capturing the essence of the village in their art.

Josie Rayworth, the Community Rail Officer for the 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, saying:

“It’s been inspiring to see the artwork created by the pupils at Wrenbury Primary School. The Headteacher Mrs Bessa Cador and staff have been incredibly welcoming, their enthusiasm has made this collaboration truly special. The waiting shelters on both platforms will now give passengers a vibrant insight into what makes Wrenbury such a special place.”

This project allows passengers traveling through the village to experience what makes Wrenbury unique. The artwork, created by talented pupils, will be prominently displayed in the platform shelters, giving commuters a glimpse into the spirit and creativity of our village.

The unveiling of the artwork on May 22nd, 2024, will mark the culmination of weeks of artistic collaboration. In addition, some of these beautiful pieces will find a permanent home in a local residential care home, bringing joy and a touch of the village’s charm to its residents.

Mrs Bessa Cador, Headteacher at Wrenbury Primary School said:

“The children and school thoroughly enjoyed working with Cathy  and Josie on the art work for the station shelters project. It is lovely for the children to see their artwork transformed into a different form and to know that they have made a positive and colourful contribution to our village community for all to enjoy.”

Melanie Lawton, TfW’s Community Rail Strategy Lead added: 

“We’re so pleased to see this unveiled at Wrenbury Station. The children spent the last school year drawing artwork about what they love about the village, and it’s truly transformed the station, connecting the community to the railway.”

We believe this project not only beautifies our public spaces but also strengthens the bond within our community, showcasing Wrenbury’s warmth and artistic talent to all who pass through.

The 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership is proud to support initiatives that bring communities together and promote the richness of local culture. The Wrenbury Station Art Project exemplifies the power of art to celebrate and strengthen the ties that bind us.