Trespassing on tracks20 April 2020
Due to the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in your local area, Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.
Network rail ask you to share the relevant safety video with your teachers and parents of students during this difficult time, to help educate students before going back to school and help to protect them while being off school.
We have made things easier for you to watch the safety videos by just entering the email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the image below to view the relevant safety video:
Primary school version: Age 7- 11
Secondary school version: Age 11-16
College version: Age 17 plus
- Please note these are the recommended age ranges, we would always advise you to view the clips first to gauge suitability for your class.
- The session is less than 15 minutes and explains why it is important to stay safe near the tracks.
- Over 1 million students, parents and teachers from across the UK have significantly decreased the number of trespasses in their area through watching the safety clip.
Primary school feedback – Brimsdown Primary School
“The children all watched the video very closely and were interested in the facts regarding trains. This was compounded by seeing actual footage of children on the tracks. They just saw trains, as just that, trains. Now they know how difficult it is to stop, how much they weigh and the dangerous of walking along a track. They said they never really considered trains and rail lines to be that dangerous” They enjoyed the ‘Rail rap’
Secondary school feedback – XP School
“The students gave the video their full attention and they expressed their shock in certain parts. They were all transfixed and engaged. I think from the way the video began, which was quite light, the students really didn’t expect something as hard hitting as it was. Not one of them spoke during the video. After it had finished, we had a long discussion and not one of them knew that both train and overhead lines were live”
Thank you for supporting this message and for helping raise awareness to keep your young people safe.
Any questions you have about the safety campaign, please don’t hesitate to contact me as soon as possible.
Customer Service Advisor
Buckshaw Village, Chorley
t: 01257 446010 Option 1