The Year 7 to 10 pupils from the School’s Boys Division were asked by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), who own the station, to create artwork that celebrated Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Greater Manchester.
Called the Young Artists Collective (YAC), the students created a range of artwork to reflect the themes of sport, industry, transport and the environment.
The artwork was opened with representatives from TfGM, Northern, Network Rail and Bolton School present. The work will be on permanent display.
Jen Brewer, Teacher at Bolton School, said: “It’s great to see this artwork at Horwich Parkway. YAC have a passion for art and design and have worked brilliantly as a collective and individuals to produce art that reflects both their own interests and the surrounding area. It’s a showcase for their talent and provides a real connection between the station and the local community. I hope the many passengers who use Horwich Parkway get to see and appreciate it.”
Michael Keating, TfGM’s Rail Stations Manager said: “As part of recent improvement activities we have been really keen to put customers and users at the centre of everything we’re doing here at Horwich Parkway. The station is a vital part of the community and we wanted our young people to be proud of the station and have a sense of ownership and belonging.
“We are really grateful that we’ve have been able to work with the talented students from Bolton School – Boys Division to create artwork that represents Horwich, Bolton and Greater Manchester. This project, and these art installations in particular, are a fantastic example of how the local community can work together in partnership and really inject that sense of pride in public facilities.”
Joan Nickson, Northern’s Station Manager, said: “I’m delighted to have the students’ artwork placed at the station, it is a credit to the school and its pupils and we look forward to all our customers appreciating the talent and commitment for many years to follow.”
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