Students collaborate with LNER

Dingy Grantham tunnel gets arty makeover

Some of our students have brightened up a notorious ‘graffiti black spot’ at Grantham train station in a bid to try and stop people spraying graffiti and vandalising the area.

The graphics and art and design students were invited to create a series of pictures to display in the tunnel between Huntingtower Road and Station Road, as part of a joint initiative between Grantham College, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and South Kesteven District Council to brighten and create a better environment for people who use the route.

Each student was asked to produce three illustrations about Grantham.

Level 3 art and design lecturer Simon Morris said: “By basing the illustrations on Grantham, it is hoped that people will feel some sense of pride. It will also help people to learn more about the history of Grantham.”

Ali Hinton-Shereston, 17, is in her first year and used Isaac Newton’s world famous apple tree as her inspiration. She said: “It is the first public project that I have been involved in. It was a privilege to be asked.”

Rachael Wilson, station partnership project manager, is thrilled with the result. She said: “The subway was in a bad way so we wanted to carry out works to improve it for the local community. We were really pleased that Grantham College agreed to join us and we could not be happier with the finished works produced by their students.”

To be involved in projects such as this one, sign up to one of our graphics or art & design courses today! If you're not sure which one is right for you, come along to one of our open events and speak to us about your future. The next events take place on:

  • Tuesday 19 March at 5-8pm
  • Thursday 02 May at 5-8pm