On Thursday 22nd November Sergeant Gorsuch from the British Transport Police based in Southport came to school to run assemblies for Reception/KS1 and KS2. During the assemblies they taught the children the ‘Play Safe and Be safe’ message an the five Golden rules of railway safety these being:
· Never climb over or through a fence by the side of the railway tracks.
· Never climb on a bridge over the railway tracks.
· Never play with a ball or any other toy on a railway station platform.
· Never play with a kite or balloon near electric cables over the railway tracks.
· Never throw stones at a train or put anything on the railway tracks.
For the younger children Network Rail have produced a special Thomas the Tank Engine book called ‘Stay Safe with Thomas’ which can be downloaded at www.networkrail.co.uk/thomas.
To make the session fun and interactive they brought along some of their equipment and allowed some of the children to experience what it is like inside a police van!