Friday 6 Oct 2006
NETWORK RAIL HELPS TRAIN KIDS TO STAY OFF THE TRACKS
Notes to editorsChildren visiting the venue are guided through a number of scenarios by education officers and volunteers from agencies, including South Wales Fire Service, the police and local councils. Network Rail has ten dedicated Railway Crime Education Managers who work closely with other parts of the railway industry, offering railway safety information and visits to schools, youth offending teams, youth clubs and councils throughout the UK. Based on the premise that many young people are tempted to play on tracks because they are bored and have nothing else to do with their time, Network Rail has developed a No Messin’! campaign to encourage a diversion from unsafe activities, rather than trying to change behaviour through shock tactics. Website: www.no-messin.co.uk – offering information, entertainment and competitions.
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