Last week, our pupils enjoyed a visit from the GBRf’s safety team in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of railways.
The educational event was run by Rod Storer, Depot Safety Manager of (GBRf’s) Rail Innovation and Development Centre (RIDC) Melton which is based in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The sessions saw Rod host a selection of presentations that had been specially created for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.
The initiative is part of GBRf’s bid to raise awareness in local communities regarding its work at RIDC Melton and saw the children take part in sessions on the dedicated train testing facility and its electrified high and low-speed test tracks.
Rod Storer, Depot Safety Manager, GB Railfreight, said:
“We hope the children of Keyworth Primary and Nursery School not only found the sessions engaging and informative but have taken on the serious message that the railway is not a playground and ignoring important rules can result in life-changing consequences.”
The children listened carefully to Rod's message and now understand the risks of the railway and how to stay safe around them. Thank you to Rod for giving up his time to come and speak to our children.