The Railway Children Return

​To mark the release of The Railway Children Return, in cinemas this summer, we’ve teamed up with Studiocanal to bring you an exclusive inside look at the film, including an interview with the filmmakers, Morgan Matthews and Jemma Rodgers, and an exciting competition to get students’ creative juices flowing!

The Railway Children Return - Hornby Train

Competition Prizes

Students can enter our competition to win prizes, including a limited-edition Hornby model of the locomotive that features in the film.

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Get ready for a new adventure with The Railway Children Return

The Railway Children Return tells the story of a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home. This enchanting adventure, inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, brings a contemporary sensibility to a classic story. With a great British cast and stunning locations, The Railway Children Return takes audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey.

Our historic postcard competition, combined with access to an exclusive sneak peek at the new film, is the perfect way to immerse your students in British history. Encourage them to explore their creativity as well as develop their literacy skills through words and imagination.

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Check out the trailer for 'The Railway Children Return'.

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Enter our competition for your pupils’ chance to win amazing prizes for the whole class!

To celebrate the release of The Railway Children Return this summer, we're holding an exciting creative competition, challenging pupils to put themselves in the shoes of a child in the 1940s, leaving the noise and sights of the city to visit Oakworth village in Yorkshire.

Taking inspiration from the film's trailer, as well as vintage posters and postcards, entrants are encouraged to imagine they are living in the 1940s and write to someone back in the city, sharing their thoughts and feelings about visiting the countryside for the first time.

This is a chance for your students to explore how messaging can be conveyed through words and imagery.

The winner will receive an exciting Adventure Prize Bundle, with contents including an INSTAX Mini-Instant Camera and a limited-edition Hornby model of the locomotive that features in the film. The winner's class will also be gifted 30 film merchandise goody bags, each containing the HarperCollins Children's book film tie-in, The Railway Children Return: The Story of the Movie.

For full details on how to enter, sign up and download our The Railway Children Return: Historic Postcard Competition entry sheet now.

The deadline for entries is 25 July 2022. Terms and conditions apply.

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​Take an exclusive inside look with the makers of The Railway Children Return

Our exclusive inside look at The Railway Children Return includes clips from the new film. Watch as filmmakers Morgan Matthews and Jemma Rodgers discuss the film’s key themes, including British history and connecting with the countryside. Plus, enjoy the heart-warming original The Railway Children film in its entirety. Both the inside look and original film are available to watch now on the Into Film+ streaming service.

The Railway Children Return (Tie-in Book)

Win Prizes

Enter your students in our competition for a chance for the whole class to win Merchandise Goody Bags which include the HarperCollins Children's book film tie-in, The Railway Children Return: The Story of the Movie.

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The Railway Children Return arrives in cinemas this summer.

This resource has been commissioned by Studiocanal to support the release of The Railway Children Return.