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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Carlisle kids walking with dinosaurs on city train station

Carlisle pupils were literally Walking with Dinosaurs yesterday when a tyrannosaurus rex came to wave them off as they boarded a train to Whitehaven.

Carlisle dinosaurs photo
Jodie Banks with one of the models

Twenty seven pupils from Brook Street Primary School met the prehistoric animatronic model at Carlisle train station as they set off to see a BBC exhibition at The Beacon.

The eight-year-olds then followed in the footsteps of the dinosaur when they tracked marks in the pavement all the way to the Whitehaven museum.

Lucy Smith, year four teacher at the school, said: “The children had such an amazing day, and meeting this unbelievable dinosaur was definitely the highlight.”

T-Rex’s outing was to celebrate the BBC Walking With Dinosaurs exhibition, which runs from June 11 to September 4. Sponsors Northern Rail laid on the train trip for the children.

Kathryn O’Brien, a Northern Rail manager, said they were thrilled to be able to give the children “such a fantastic experience.”

Claire Winter-Moore, from The Beacon, said the exhibition was fantastic.

“We have full-sized dinosaur replicas, computer interactive games, as well as digital animations produced using full-scale models.

“It’s a great family attraction and an ideal day out for the forthcoming school holidays.”

More photos in today's News & Star

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