Who are we
We are Climate Action North, a community interest company set up to take action in the climate emergency and we do this through delivering our projects which make a real difference to communities including Pollinator Parks, Global Wilders and One Small change.
We are working with Kirk Merrington Primary School, based in Spennymoor, who are refitting an old railway carriage that will include bespoke library furniture, new flooring, and repurposing original seats and table, into a library where pupils can indulge in the love of reading and creative writing in a fun and relaxed environment.
The tracks have been laid and the train has arrived on site - we think it looks amazing - but the work has only just started!
We are crowdfunding to help the school install solar panels onto the carriages alongside LED and energy efficient lighting. We will also be creating a hedgehog and bee-friendly garden and helping the school to learn about renewable energy and nature.
The Vision for the Library Train
This is how the library train will look and we hope it will provide a comfortable, safe and inspiring space for the school children with special mood lighting, lots of books to read and areas to sit, and powered by renewable energy so also helping the planet too!
We believe it is really important for children to have a place to support their learning and reading books is such a great way to ignite the imagination of the children.
How the money will be used
The money we raise through the crowdfunding will be used to fund the installation of the solar panels, the LED energy efficient lighting and the creation of a hedgehog and bee-friendly garden outside the Library Train.
What people say about this project
The Dare to Dream project is being led by Lesley from Kirk Merrington School who has said “We are very excited about this project, which has been a dream of mine for the past two years. Due to the increase in pupil numbers the school’s purpose-built library is now used as a classroom, and the library was moved into school corridors. The Dare to Dream train will provide an imaginative learning environment for the children as well as reinforce appreciation for our local heritage which is steeped in history in respect to the railroads.”
We hope you can help us fundraise for this very exciting project and thank you for your support.