Young artists’ work is on show at station
THE Friends of Reddish South Station have unveiled new artwork created by local schoolchildren.
Children from St Mary’s, St Joseph’s, St Elisabeth’s, Vale View and Whitehill schools were tasked with designing six posters with the theme ‘Welcome to Reddish’, which have now been installed on the platform.
The work was unveiled by Andrew Gwynne MP and the mayor, Councillor Andy Verdeille, with some help from young volunteers.
Group secretary Kim Burrows said: “They were both impressed by the standard of the posters - some by very young children. The children created colourful expression of what Reddish means to them.”
Although only six entries made it onto the station platform as posters, every picture entered into the competition has also been made into a print and will go into the poster case on the platform for some time over the next months.
Each school will be presented with a print of the entry chosen to go on the station.
The project was made possible with the help of Jacqui Wood and Arts for Recovery in the Community (ARC), which showed all the work in an exhibition before it was unveiled at the station; as well as Matthew Worman of Northern Rail who helped judge the competition; Sykes cafe which donated cake for the event and Morrison’s for providing water on the day.
It was funded with help from the Heatons and Reddish area committee, the Association of Community Rail Partnerships and Network Rail, including Andy Griffin who came to the unveiling and helped to teach the children about railway safety.