19 Jun

On 31st March Network Rail launched the Rail Safe Friendly; a movement that was introduced to raise safety awareness in all schools and decrease trespassing on the railways.

There are are three different levels that schools can achieve: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The first level to achieve is Bronze, see details below:

Bronze level 

To achieve the Bronze level, a school will need to have completed the following:

·          Ensure that all pupils and teachers have watched the FREE rail safety

·          Broadcast either live or on demand via the Learn Live channel.

Schools also need to have signed up to the Switched On Rail Safety website to receive rail safety updates from Network Rail. https://switchedonrailsafety.co.uk/ 

We have now been signed you up for Switched On which is a new rail safety programme for 3-16 year olds that encourages young people to stay Switched On around the railway. On the website there is a wide range of age targeted films, interactive games and classroom activities. Switched On teaches pupils to be aware of risky behaviour and develop hazard-spotting skills.

Because we have watched the videos and signed up for Switched On, we have now achieved the Bronze level for Rail Safe Friendly. Please see below our certificate! Well done to all involved.

We are now going for Silver!!