PRIMARY school children have helped produced a display about the excitement of travelling.

The Journeys display at Goostrey Railway Station was organised by Becky Cowell, deputy headteacher at Goostrey Community Primary School.

The display sees pupils help us to remember places we visited before the Covid-19 pandemic, real and imaginary.

Chris Burgess from Friends of Goostrey Station said: “As you approach the shelter on the Crewe platform there’s a large model of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, complete with boats, created by year 2 pupils.

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Models of Big Ben and a superhero car. Picture by Chris Burgess

“Inside the shelter are colourful press print images of trains produced by the children. In the corner there’s a huge model of Big Ben made by a pupil from year 1, beside a superhero car complete with cushions designed and made by the reception class.”

Year 5 drew pictures inspired by Henry Moore’s drawings of people sheltering in underground stations in the Second World War. Year 4 read a poem about journeys and wrote about all the places they would like to visit.

The Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson stimulated year 3 to create poems, and year 1 complemented these poems with colourful collages of views from a train window, including some cute sheep.

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The display of pictures and poems. Picture by Chris Burgess

The children have also been studying well-being, and made collages of peaceful places you could visit.

FOGS members can’t currently have their monthly working parties, but the tubs of flowering plants still need to be tended.

The memorial plaque to Cyril Caulkin, the group’s first chairman, has been repositioned on a less exposed wall beneath the Wild About Goostrey Gold Award. In addition Network Rail has repaired fencing.

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FOGS member Bill Macdonald by the repositioned memorial plaque to Cyril Caulkin. Picture by Craig Sidebotham

New members are always welcome to join the group. For more information visit, contact Dave Roberts (chairman) on or 544779; or Craig Sidebotham (vice-chairman) on or 07526 704218.


Models of Big Ben and a superhero car.

The display of pictures and poems. Pictures by Chris Burgess.

FOGS member Bill Macdonald standing near the repositioned memorial plaque to Cyril Caulkin. Picture by Craig Sidebotham