Tuesday 1 Mar 2005


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
‘NO MESSIN’ CAMPAIGN Date:                           Monday 21 March 2005 Time:                          12.45pm Location:                    Glasgow Transport Museum             Event:                         Local school kids invade Glasgow Transport Museum to learn about railway safety in launch of ‘No-Messin’ campaign Media contact:          Alexis Burnett 0141 555 4109          Local school kids are given a rail safety day out to the Glasgow Transport Museum thanks to Network Rail and the British Transport Police.  The initiative is part of Network Rail’s ‘No-Messin’ campaign, being launched in Scotland on Monday 21 March to raise awareness of the dangers of playing on the railway tracks. ‘No-Messin’ has been designed to engage particularly with 10-16 year olds – the main culprits of offences on the railway.  The campaign aims to educate young people that the railway is a dangerous place and to encourage them to get involved in alternative, fun activities. Pupils from schools in the Priesthill and Darnley area of the city will hear at first hand what can happen if you play on the railway, have the opportunity to tour the museum and enter a competition to win i-Pods.  Priesthill and Darnley schools are being targeted as trespass and vandalism regularly occur in these areas. The launch is geared up to co-incide with the Easter Holidays – a time when many youngsters at a loose end will often hang out on the railway. Each child attending the event will also receive a ‘No-Messin’ string bag and other give-aways. The ‘No-Messin’ campaign has a dedicated website, www.no-messin.com which children will be encouraged to visit for information and to enter competitions to win i-Pods and  ‘No-Messing’ clothing.

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