A Level Students make an Impact on the ‘100 Voices’ Wings Trail

By Sophie Frater 03 May 2018 Art, co-curricular

Student artwork appears on two wings in the Cathedral Quarter as part of exciting new trail.

The Lincoln Business Improvement Group and Visit Lincoln ‘100 Voices’ trail has arrived in Lincoln, aimed at providing an opportunity for people to explore the area, the history of the RAF and have fun in the process! There are eight exciting trails as part of ‘100 Voices’ which form part of this year’s RAF100 celebrations recognising 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

Routes feature the ‘100 Voices’ displayed on ‘wings’, which will be comprised of information compiled through research carried out for the special project. Visit Lincoln Chief Executive, Lydia Rusling, is happy the event is following on from Lincoln Baron’s Charter and the Lincoln Knights Trail, in the hope they will encourage, “…visitors and locals alike exploring the city and county in more depth”.  Following the RAF theme consistently is something she feels is an important element to our county.

 The 100 Voice Trails have also presented a fantastic opportunity for Lincoln Minster School – as Wing Sponsors, to involve A Level students by featuring eye catching art work on wings in the Bailgate. These beautifully decorated information panels, are to connect the stories of people who have experienced life in the RAF from its’ foundation in 1918 - leading to Lincolnshire being recognised as Bomber County.

 Lincoln Big Chief Executive, Matt Corrigan expressed how proud the business is to have been able to endorse an educational element to the trails by creating the display wings, “...which tell people much more about the life of the RAF and its’ importance to Lincolnshire over the decades through to the present day”.

 The trails include a variety of routes, ideal for both hikers and cyclists, which will comprise of shorter walks such as the ‘Spitfire and Hawk Trails’, based around Lincoln City Centre. An alternative route, such as The Lancaster Trail, will take walkers in the vicinity of the International Bomber Command Centre.

 The ‘100 Voices’ Trails is an exciting new development ready for families and individuals to enjoy from May 5th, throughout the summer until September 2018.