Chiltern Railways have announced that young Oxfordshire artists have won a competition to feature on the train operators new timetables.
The new timetables came into use on the 20th may and feature the artwork of Young Art Oxford competition winners. The timetables will be seen by thousands of passengers travelling on the entire Chiltern network.
The competition was sponsored by Chiltern Railways. Children from reception to year 9 took part in the competition, the entries were from over 50 Oxfordshire schools.
Eight winners were announced to feature on the Chiltern timetables at a three-day Young Art Oxford exhibition at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum.
What did the officials say?
Sarah Stoddart, Chair of Young Art Oxford, said:
“We would like to thank Chiltern Railways for their involvement with our competition and for their sponsorship. Not only does Young Art Oxford raise money for Cancer Research, which they use specifically for research into childhood cancers, but it also gives school children across Oxfordshire a huge boost in confidence when they see their artwork in the Ashmolean Museum. The eight children who have their pictures printed on the timetables are so proud of this extra accolade.”
Alan Riley, Customer Services Director for Chiltern Railways, said:
“We are so pleased to have been a part of this journey, partnering with Young Art Oxford and encouraging the creativity of the talented youngsters who live and study along our line. Our latest timetables look fantastic and it has been an honour to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”
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