Rail Safe resources for years 7-8

Rail Safe resources for years 7-8

Date Published: 
June 2015

The Rail Safe programme provides learning activities to empower students to move safely and responsibly around trains and rail tracks.

What students will learn

In this Year 7-8 programme students will learn to:

  • identify characteristics of trains and explain how they differ from motor vehicles
  • explain why you need to take care near trains
  • explain why it is illegal to be in the rail corridor and the consequences of this
  • identify legal crossing places
  • explain why they should use Stop, Look and Listen before they cross the tracks
  • cross the tracks using Stop, Look and Listen.
  • explain the possible consequences of unsafe behaviour around trains
  • make a difference to the safety of their school community.

Learning activities are arranged in three focus areas:

  1. Focus area 1: About trains
    Students learn how most people look out for trains and take care around them. 
  2. Focus area 2: About tracks
    Students learn how to take care around the rail corridor.
  3. Focus area 3: About us
    Students learn what action they can take to make a difference to the rail safety of our school community.