We can arrange special trips and guided tours
for school groups, and even provide transport
for school trips. For instance, (above) children
from St Stephens School in St Albans were
treated to a 'excursion' and picnic
by train to and from Bricket Wood, thanks
to the CRP.
There are many aspects of the railway which
can be incorporated into the curriculum,
e.g. history, art, buying tickets, safety
and interpretation of timetables.
For example, budding sculptors at schools
along the Abbey Line got to put their creative
skills to the test, when the CRP sponsored
local wood sculptor, John Spielman, to spend
a day with each of the six schools along
Groups of students from How Wood Primary,
Park Street C of E Primary, Watling View,
West Herts College, St Peter’s School
and Berrygrove Primary and Nursery worked
with John to create a wood sculpture that
represented their thoughts of the Abbey Line.
The pupils got hands on experience with wood
craft skills and learnt all about the benefits
of local rail travel at the same time.