Education Network

British Sign Language Group

Throughout 2023 a group of British Sign Language (BSL) users met at Burnley Manchester Road station community room for a monthly meeting and we are back for 2024! As well as the all important chance to meet and catch-up the group have become more confident in buying train tickets (online and at ticket machines) and […]

Soulful Days Out

This week the first two trips took place for the Soulful days Out project in partnership with Community Rail Cumbria.  A group from Lancaster travelled to Barrow-in-Furness and visited the Dock Museum. They enjoyed the walk from the station, especially seeing some buildings that held memories from their past along with the history of Barrow.  […]

World Hijab Day 2024 at Preston Station

Community Rail Lancashire celebrated World Hijab Day on Thursday 1st February 2024 at Preston Station. World Hijab Day is an annual event founded by Nazma Khan in 2013, taking place on 1st February each year in over 150 countries worldwide. Its stated purpose is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and […]

World of Work day

This week Catherine went to Coop Academy Beckfield in Bradford for a World of Work day. In the morning KS2 learnt about careers in Rail, Construction, Architecture and being a Neighbourhood Warden. In the afternoon, Reception and KS1 also learnt about rail and The Police. It was a fantastic day with all of the children asking […]

Little Sweetpeas head to York

On Friday 5th January, Dave took a childminding group from Oswaldtwistle to the National Railway Museum in York. The group had the chance to explore Wonderlab which a STEM gallery with interactive activities aimed at 7-14 year olds (however many adults enjoy the exhibits as much as the children).

2000 pupils on Feel Good Field Trips

Led by the dedicated Community Rail Officer David Savage from Community Rail Lancashire, the initiative has orchestrated over 80 trips, encompassing nearly 200 train journeys. Students aged 4-18 have had the unique opportunity to explore diverse destinations along the West Coast Main Line, fostering not only the joy of travel but also gaining invaluable educational insights. […]

All aboard for the Community Rail Conference

On Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November, the Community Rail Conference was held in Nottingham. Karen, Dave, Shahiesta and Catherine attended along with around 200 other professionals who work in the sector nationally. This year, it was decided they would have an “unconference” theme and members could choose to talk about their own topics rather […]

Network Rail Training Centre Visit

On Wednesday 8th November Community Rail Lancashire arranged a trip to York Transport Museum and the Network Rail Training Centre for learners studying NVQ Level 2 railway engineering course at Accrington and Rossendale College. The group of 12 learners along with Ste, the course tutor and Dave travelled on Northern train to York. We had […]

Try The Train

These last few months we have been busy running Try The Train workshops and rail experiences across the Northern Network. We have visited Liverpool, Manchester, York, Preston, Ribblehead and Skipton to name a few destinations. With our workshops tailored to each group we have seen participants grow in confidence to use a train and travel […]