Trespassing on Railway Lines Near Your School
18th May 2022
Due to the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in your local area, Network Rail in partnership with the Learn Live News Channel are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.
We urgently need you to please share the relevant safety videos with your teachers to show in class or send the link to parents who can watch it at home.
The session is less than 15 minutes and explains why it is important to
stay safe near the tracks.
Over 14 million students, parents and teachers from across the UK have watched these videos which has led to a significant decrease in the number of trespasses in their area through watching the latest rail safety videos.
Remember 15 mins can help save lives and provide important safety information to young people and their parents.
We have made things easier for you to watch the free safety videos by just entering the email firstname.lastname@example.org into the I am registered field when you first watch the videos.
Please click on the link below to view the relevant safety video:
*Primary school version: Age 7- 11 (with subtitles)*
*Secondary school version: Age 11-16 (revised version with subtitles)*
*College & University version: Age 16 plus (with subtitles)*
Please note these are the recommended age ranges, we would always advise you to view the clips first to gauge suitability for your class.
Here are a couple of video testimonials from schools we have worked with over the past few months:-
You can find additional rail safety videos and resources for your school at https://switchedonrailsafety.co.uk/. Switched On is a new rail safety programme for 3-16 year olds that encourages young people to stay Switched On around the railway. On the website you will find a wide range of age targeted films, interactive games and classroom activities, Switched On teaches pupils to be aware of risky behaviour and develop hazard-spotting skills.
Thank you for supporting this important safety message and for helping raise awareness to keep your young people stay safe.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team as soon as possible.