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Calling all schools: Join EMR's Rail Safety Pathways Program today!

  • EMR launches a new rail safety scheme aimed at schools
  • Participating schools will have access to a range of resources
  • The scheme is in partnership with Network Rail

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has launched a new program designed to promote rail safety education among primary and secondary school students.

The Rail Safety Pathway, which is being run in partnership with Network Rail, is a comprehensive three-tiered toolkit aimed at equipping schools with the resources they need to effectively promote rail safety in their communities.

Through EMR's Bronze, Silver, and Gold tiers, participating schools will have access to a range of engaging educational materials and activities.

The tiers are broken down as follows:

Bronze Tier:

Schools will receive Rail Safety Friendly (RSF) videos suitable for primary and secondary school students.

Silver Tier:

Interactive lessons featuring primary presentations, primary PE lessons, and secondary presentations. EMR activity books, railway safety pamphlets, and links to national resources will also be provided.

Gold Tier:

Schools can collaborate with Community Rail Partners and local station adopters to implement a longer-term scheme of work, including a curriculum-based program spanning six weeks, "Try the Train" familiarisation sessions, and artwork creation for the station.

This tier will be led by EMR's Community Rail Team and offers deeper engagement with rail safety education within the school community.

Lucy Gallacher, Emergency Planning Manager at East Midlands Railway, said: "By providing schools with the tools and resources they need, we aim to foster a culture of safety and responsibility around rail travel among students.

"Interested schools are invited to contact us today to learn more about how to participate."

Do you know a school that would be interested? If so, visit here for more information and details of how to apply:  https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/community-rail/rail-safety 

Contact Information

East Midlands Railway Press Office