Opticians in Colwick helps keep safety on track for Burton Joyce school train trip

Specsavers Colwick donated high-vis vests to Burton Joyce Primary School to help ensure the children stay safe on all their outings.

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AN opticians in Colwick is supporting Burton Joyce Primary School as they embark on a series of school trips as part of six-week project with The Friends of Lowdham and Burton Joyce Stations. The project will culminate in a piece of artwork which will be displayed at Burton Joyce Station.

Specsavers Colwick, situated in Sainsbury’s, donated high-vis vests to the school to help ensure the children stay safe on all their outings.

Specsavers Colwick store manager, David Tye, said: “It’s great to be working with one of our local schools. We are committed to supporting the local community and are delighted to be able to help ensure the children can be seen while out and about.”

20 children from the school kickstarted the project by learning about the Castle Line and all the stations from Nottingham to Lincoln, researching places of interest to visit and drawing pictures for inclusion on the artwork banner.

A train trip to Nottingham followed last week where they learnt about safety at the station, different ways to buy tickets and even sat in the first-class carriage for a short time. The highlight for all the children, however, was meeting the driver of the London-bound train and taking a peek inside the cab before it began its journey.

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This week, the children will take a history walk around Burton Joyce, looking for inspiration for anything else to include on the banner which will publicise places of interest in and around the village. The final two weeks of the project will be spent drawing and producing the collage.

Mrs Hunter, teacher at Burton Joyce Primary School, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers Colwick. Our children are always excited to wear the high vis vests.

“We’re delighted to be able to take part in the project with Friends of Lowdham and Burton Joyce Stations and can’t wait to see the final art installation in situ at the station.”

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