The Rail Safe resources provide learning activities to empower students to move safely and responsibly around trains and rail tracks.
What students will learn
These year 4-6 resources will help students to learn to:
- identify characteristics of trains
- explain why people have to take care near trains
- identify features that make up the rail corridor
- explain why the rail corridor is out of bounds
- identify legal crossing places
- explain why they should use Stop, Look and Listen before they cross the tracks
- cross the rail tracks using Stop, Look and Listen
- explain why a person should stand at least 1.5 metres back from the edge of the platform
- demonstrate safe behaviour on or near a platform
- explain the possible consequences of unsafe behaviour around trains
- list some of the consequences of breaking RailSafe Rules
- model RailSafe behaviour for younger students
- take positive action to keep students at the school safer around trains.
Three focus areas
Learning activities are arranged in three focus areas.
Focus area 1: About trains
Students learn to identify characteristics of trains and explain why people have to take care near trains.
Focus area 2: About tracks
Students learn about the rail corridor and why it is out of bounds.
Focus area 3: About us
Students learn about the possible consequences of unsafe behaviour around trains, and what they can do to take action to prevent this.