Due to the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in our 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.
Please share the relevant safety videos with your children who can watch it at home before the summer break, as there is traditionally an increase in trespassing over this long holiday period.
Remember 15 mins can help save lives and provide important safety information to young people.
We have made things easier for you to watch the free safety videos by just entering the email firstname.lastname@example.org into the ‘I am registered’ field when you first watch the videos.
Please click on the link below to view the relevant safety video:
Please note these are the recommended age ranges, we would always advise you to view the clips first to gauge suitability for your children.
Primary school version: Age 7- 11
Secondary school version: Age 11-16
College & University version: Age 16 plus
The session is less than 15 minutes and explains why it is important to stay safe near the tracks.
Over 11 million students, parents and teachers from across the UK have watched these videos which has led to a significant decrease in the number of trespasses in their area through watching the safety videos.
Primary school feedback – Chapel End Academy
My students really enjoyed the video and we had a fantastic discussion about keeping safe. As they are Year 3, we also talked about what to do when they get older and a friend says to play on the tracks, great information at an appropriate age level, not to scare but make them really aware. Really helpful!
Secondary school feedback – Goldwyn School
The students that watched the safety video were all engaged in the presentation and were in shock of the injuries that occurred. All of them knew there were dangers around the tracks but were quite surprised by how many dangers there are.
Thank you for supporting this important safety message and for helping raise awareness to keep your young people safe this summer.