Railway Safety Talk

An education officer from Network Rail kindly came into school to teach us all about being safe around trains and the railway. We found out that the railway is full of hidden dangers, one of which is electricity. The third rail has 750 volts passing through it and the overhead line carries 25,000 volts of electricity. Both of these are always turned on – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We learnt that we should use bridges and level crossings to safely cross the tracks and that we should never play with kites and balloons near the overhead lines. We watched a Thomas the Tank Engine video which gave us more safety tips, such as how to stand behind the line whilst waiting at the station. After the talk, we all got an amazing goody bag to take home to remind us about what we had learnt.