School children create festive station display

Children at Handforth Grange got into the festive spirit to create the latest exhibit at their local station.

Pupils from Key Stage 2 (aged 7 to 11) under the supervision of teacher Daniella Hassell, created some winter-themed artwork for the Art In A Box
feature at Handforth Station.

Each of the three pieces of art features a silhouette design surrounded by a stained-glass window effect.

Daniella said, "Our pupils loved thinking about what would work best at the station, and then creating the complex stained-glass effect. We aimed for big bold designs with a Christmas-time theme."

The Art In a Box installation at Handforth Station was created by Friends of Handforth Station in 2015, when two old bike lockers were re-painted and fitted out for the purpose.

Jenny Barnes, the Arts Coordinator for FoHS, said, "We aim to feature artwork from the local community in the AIAB lockers. In December we traditionally ask a school to get involved, and we are delighted by what Handforth Grange have done for us this year."

Jenny added, "Over the years, our many artworks at Handforth Station, including Art In A Box, have been a key factor in getting us noticed not only locally but also more widely in the UK. This, in turn, has contributed towards our success in gaining awards, and achieving many enhancements to the station."

The artwork created by Handforth Grange will be on display until early in 2022.