Students star as new Coly Trail guide is launched
- Credit: Seaton Tramway
Seaton Tramway, Colyton Grammar School and Colyton Heritage Centre have partnered to create a new leaflet guide for visitors called ‘Coly Trail’.
The partnership comes from Seaton Tramway’s ‘Travels Through Heritage and the Axe Valley’ project which is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Tramway has been working with students from Colyton Grammar School and volunteers from Colyton Heritage Centre to produce a brand new ‘Coly Trail’ leaflet for Colyton.
Designed and printed by the students themselves, the leaflet includes a ‘Brief History of Colyton’ timeline and a map of the key points of interest around the town, including Colyton station. For each point there is also a fun activity for children, so there is something for everyone.
Nicola Berry, Learning and Activities Manager at Seaton Tramway said: “The aim of the Coly Trail project was to engage local young people with the fascinating history of Colyton, giving them opportunities to research, plan and design a leaflet that will appeal to visitors of all ages.
“It has been a delight to work so closely with the school and the Heritage Centre and we’ve been impressed by the students’ commitment to the project.”
The guide will be available from 24th July at Seaton and Colyton Stations & Colyton Heritage Centre and was researched and designed by students Olivia Petrini, Sophie Thwaites, Emily Hales, Meggy Hemery, Marnie Broomby and Sophie Hilton from Colyton Grammar School.
C Harris, Assistant Head at Colyton Grammar, said: “This project was of great value to all of the students involved and several of the Year 13 student leaders are now going on to study History or a related course at university. A special thanks must go to Year 13 Olivia P, whose exquisite original artwork helped to bring the final booklet to life.”
Jacqueline McCollough from Colyton Heritage Centre said: “It was a real pleasure for CPHS to participate in this innovative project, initially by supporting Seaton Tramway in its successful bid to the NLHF and then to be able to work with and support students from Colyton Grammar School.
The new guide will be available for purchase at Seaton Tramway stations, Colyton Heritage Centre and Colyton Grammar School.