Monday 28 Jun 2004


Region & Route:
| Southern: Wessex
| Southern
On Thursday 1 July year six pupils at Lansdowne County Primary School in Tilbury will be competing in the Network Rail cup. This hotly contested trophy will be the pride and joy for one class of 10-11 year olds. Peter Lucas, Network Rail Operations Manager explains Network Rail’s link with Lansdowne School:  “As Lansdowne school is near the railway line, I visit the school each year to give the pupils a safety talk.  We especially target year six pupils, who will be moving on to secondary school soon and might be adversely influenced by older pupils.  This football tournament keeps railway safety issues at the forefront of their minds, they know who the sponsor is, reminding them of their promise to us to stay safe and stay away from the railway.”             The tournament will be played on the school fields between 10am and noon.  If you would like to take a photo of the winning team, please contact Jenny Sacre in the press office on 020 7557 8107.  Digital pictures of the winner will also be available.

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