Tuesday 19 Aug 2003


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Seven school children from around Norfolk are being treated to a VIP outing at Norwich City Football Club.  The local children entered a railway safety quiz at the Norfolk Show (25 and 26 June 2003) sponsored by Network Rail, British Transport Police, Anglia Railways and Central Trains. Selected from more than 1,000 entries, the winners all correctly answered questions on railway safety winning prizes for themselves and their schools. PC Chris Manders, British Transport Police said:             “The hundreds of completed answer papers prove that children do understand the dangers of railways.  However, railway crime still happens so we have to continue our education and enforcement approach to ensure that children are aware of the consequences of their actions.” The winners will receive their prizes at half time during the Norwich City vs Wimbledon football match on 26 August 2003 (Kick off 19.45). They will be awarded their prizes by Chief Superintendent Hilton, British Transport Police, Patrick Hallgate, General Manager Network Rail and Ian Thornton from Norwich City Football Club’s Football in the Community Scheme.  The guests will attend the match with their families.

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