We’re excited to announce that we have won a Community Rail Award with our Let’s Celebrate Differences project with Five Acre Wood Snodland Special School. The project won the award in the Small Projects category. Students from Five Acre Wood all drew sunflowers and some of these were then made into a mural, which is displayed at Snodland station.
Working in partnership with Kent CRP and Southeastern, the school wanted to link the project with the train operator’s ‘Just A Minute’ (JAM) scheme, which recognises that some passengers may have hidden disabilities and require additional support. Southeastern issue JAM cards and sunflower lanyards to such passengers, with the sunflower, a globally recognised symbol for hidden disabilities.
Kent CRP also received a third place for the Youth Engagement projects they have been involved in over the last year. In all more than 1800 students have taken part in various projects in partnership with a number of schools and colleges including both Sheppey and Ashford College, Strood Academy, Five Acre Wood Special School Snodland, St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Heath Farm School, The Cuxton Academy and numerous other school who took part in the decals project at Ashford Station.
Thank you to all our partners, volunteers and community groups that engage with us every year.
A booklet detailing all of this years wonderful projects can be found at https://communityrail.org.uk/…/Winners-booklet-2022..