Flimby Through the Years

As part of Flimby Primary School’s local history study they decided to share their knowledge and understanding with the community and further beyond. The designs are bright and colourful, they include pictures, photographs and the children’s work. If you are visiting the west coast take some time to alight the train at Flimby. The children have produced wonderful history boards regarding the local area. Children from EYFS – Y6 have contributed to the designs.

The children worked around school finding out about each of the different areas and then each class taking a responsibility for one particular area and their board. There is information on each board regarding the adoption of the railway station, Flimby Primary School, the local pits, Flimby Lodge and Evacuees.

This project was funded by Northern Trains Ltd with the support of Community Rail Cumbria.

Tanya Peers Headteacher said “We are delighted the children are having the opportunity to show their work as part of our local history study. Visitors and the local community will be able to find out more about Flimby through the interesting information the children have researched.”

Warren Birch Community Rail Partnership Officer commented “It’s wonderful to see the whole school being involved with this project depicting the history of Flimby, the boards are very much about the children and their creative ideas.”

Jane Murray Northern Trains Station Manager said “The improvement these boards make at Flimby Station is amazing and makes such a difference for all the customers. I am sure all the children will and should feel very proud when they see them today.”