Sherard and Whissendine Primary School pupils are chuffed to visit Stapleford Miniature Railway

Stapleford Miniature Railway volunteer Ruth Grice with some of the Sherard special needs children before their ride on a miniature locomotive EMN-161005-090616001
Stapleford Miniature Railway volunteer Ruth Grice with some of the Sherard special needs children before their ride on a miniature locomotive EMN-161005-090616001
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Excited schoolchildren from the Melton area had a wonderful time during a recent visit to Stapleford Miniature Railway.

Reception and Year 1 pupils from Whissendine Primary School learned all about railways, how a steam engine works and enjoyed a ride on one of the small trains. Also paying the railway a visit later in the day was a group of Sherard School pupils.

Nigel Spencer, press officer for Stapleford Miniature Railway, said: “The children absolutely loved it. We’ve been doing this for a few years now and it’s just nice to be able to do something like this and put something back into the community.”

For more about Stapleford Miniature Railway, including future events, visit http://www.fsmr.org.uk or see their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stapleford.railway/

l Pictured above is Stapleford Miniature Railway volunteer Ruth Grice with some of the Sherard special needs children before their ride on a miniature locomotive