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Students praised for brightening up Windermere railway station
TALENTED students from South Lakeland have been rewarded for their art work at the Lake District’s only railway station.
Twelve art panels now line the platform at Windermere station thanks to students from Kendal College who supported a National Community Rail Awards competition – and won third prize.
Community rail partnership officer Jim Trotman picked up the prize on their behalf at a ceremony in Swindon.
He said: “I am very pleased that the station art project has received this prize as recognition of the skills of local students and their contribution to Windermere station.
“I hope that this success will tempt more local businesses to sponsor station art along the Lakes Line in the future.”
All the art was sponsored by local businesses and this display gave the students an opportunity to have their art appreciated by many thousands of people.
TransPennine Express, which manages the station, were happy to support this scheme as it brightened up the environment, welcoming visitors to the Lakes and helping to encourage young people to use and appreciate the local railways.
Furness College and Lancaster and Morecambe College also took part, with art from their students displayed at Barrow and Carnforth stations.