Wednesday 14 Apr 2004

COLCHESTER CHILDREN HIGHLIGHT DANGERS OF THE RAILWAY

Region & Route:
South East
Southern
Network Rail has commended the artistic talents of five school children from the Colchester area.  Each child had entered a railway safety schools’ competition.  The entrants all received safety talks from Colchester United’s Football in the Community scheme and were then asked to design a poster aimed at illustrating the dangers of the railway. Jon Wiseman, Network Rail Route Director said:  “The posters were of a very high standard and it is encouraging to see that children do understand just how dangerous the railways are.  School competitions, along with Colchester United’s Football in the Community scheme, help to educate children and that is the key to combating railway crime.”      The winners (listed below) have all received two tickets to see Colchester United play Wrexham at Layer Road on Saturday 17 April. Slogans on the posters included: Slogan Name School The train track is not a playground Stephen Egg Beckers Green Primary School This training kills (picture of a train), this training doesn’t (picture of a football pitch) Alexandra Jeffreys Highwoods CP School Stand behind the yellow line Akera Wakeling Beckers Green Primary School Be smart, use your brains, don’t throw sticks and stones at trains Rhys Baker Templars Junior School Stay off the tracks – live your life Kern Heath Spring Meadow Primary School

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