We have had a very busy successful July with a lot of work taking place.
Thank you to Morgan Sindall, NCC and the Cadets for helping clean the train and also for the work in the school garden. Thank you to Morgan sindall ground control for cutting back the large trees in the garden. The garden is looking amazing and the children were amazed to see how beautiful you had made it.
The Cadets worked very hard moving all the train seats from the garden as well as cleaning and mopping the train.
Thank you to everyone involved, particularly Reemer for organising the groups of volunteers, we are extremely grateful.
Two Classes went on a special visit to Aln Valley Railway. We looked at the steam engines and had a ride on their Pacer train. We looked at a viaduct built by Robert Stephenson and also sat on a Harry Potter style coach. Aln Valley have also been helping us with our Pacer train and helped by taking out the seats.
We had a very exciting month last April . It was our official opening for the Train station.
We had some special guests in school. Noel Forte and his team from Henkel came to demonstrate how to apply the weatherproofing product to the train. Henkel have kindly donated £50,000 of Weatherproofing products for the train project. This means there will be no water damage to the train. Thank you to John McCafferty, Mark Patterson, Barry Lewis.
We had some great news this week, RW Mann Trust have kindly donated to the train project. Thank you so much, this will go towards developing out STEM carriage.
Also a big thank you to Mr Holmes who kindly made a donation to help. On this note we have created a ‘Just Giving’ campaign to help raise £10,000 to aid in the carriage development. If you would like to donate please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thedales-school.
Thank you to Ian Levy and the chronicle for appealing to the public to help the train project https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/dales-school-blyth-pacer-train-22947145
We had a trip to Kirkmerrington School in County Durham. They showed us around their Class 142 Pacer train. We wish you all the best for your project. We are looking forward to Lesley visiting Blythdale to see our Train.
More exciting news to come next week.
You may know that The Dales School acquired a train which we are currently refurbishing to be used a a learning space. This blog will provide updates as we go through the project.