Rail Safety Education Program

Sydney Trains aims to educate school students and the community to travel safely on and around trains and stations.

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Rail safety is an essential life skill and Sydney Trains aims to educate school students and the community to travel safely on and around trains and stations

Our team of educators can visit your school or community group with our FREE rail safety workshops that are tailored to the needs of the audience and their ages.

We can also host FREE information/activity stalls at your community event.

 

Preschool Students

Preschool 2-3 years workshop

 Early Years Learning Framework linksNational Quality Standard Area
   
Key messages
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Mind the gap
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust

Songs, books, animations and role play are used to deliver safety messages.

Outcome code
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators
Quality area
  1. Educational program and practice
  2. Children’s health and safety
  3. Relationships with children
  4. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Maximum: 20 students per workshop / Time: Approx 20 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Preschool 3-5 years workshop

 Early Years Learning Framework linksNational Quality Standard Area
Key messages
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust
  • Mind the gap
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point

Songs, books, animations and role play are used to deliver safety messages.

Outcome code
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators
Quality area
  1. Educational program and practice
  2. Children’s health and safety
  3. Relationships with children
  4. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 30 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Primary School Students

Foundation 5-6 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust
  • Stranger danger
  • Who can you ask for help?

Animations, activities, games and worksheets are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS003
  • ACPPS006
  • ACPPS005
  • ACPPS004

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP009
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year One 6-7 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always walk on the platform
  • Stranger danger
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust

Animations, role play, activities and games are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS017
  • ACPPS018
  • ACPPS020

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP027
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Two 7-8 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Who can you ask for help?
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains

Animations, activities, role play and games are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS017
  • ACPPS018
  • ACPPS020

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP027
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Three 8-9 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always walk on the platform
  • Stranger danger
  • Be considerate of others

Animations, activities and card games are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS036
  • ACPPS035

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP048
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Four 9-10 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always hold your bike/bag/scooter
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point
  • See something, say something

Animations, activities and card games are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS036
  • ACPPS035

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP048
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Five 10-11 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Be considerate to others
  • Stranger danger
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains

Animations, activities and games are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS054
  • ACPPS053

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP068
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Six 11-12 years workshop

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always hold on to your bike/bag/scooter
  • Avoid blocking train doors and aisles
  • See something, say something

Animations, activities, games and scenarios are used to deliver safety messages.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS036
  • ACPPS035

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP068
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Secondary School Students (Years 7-10, 13-17 years)

Sydney Trains empowers students to improve their safety with student-led activities, discussions and scenarios. We have a range of incursion themes to choose from:

Workshop 1: Track Safety

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Always hold on to your bike/bag/scooter
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains
  • Always walk on the platform
  • Always use a footbridge
  • Be considerate of others
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Emergency? use the Emergency Help Point

Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including how to identify, avoid and/or prevent dangerous occurrences and common consequences for actions.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS078

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP081
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 2: Behaviour and Code of Conduct

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Be considerate of others
  • Appropriate behaviours on and around trains and tracks
  • Emergency? use the Emergency Help Point
  • Who can you ask for help?
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains

Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including how to be a positive community role model.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS078

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP081
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 3: Graffiti and Vandalism

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Graffiti or art?
  • Community respect
  • Be considerate of others

Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including defining graffiti and vandalism, reasons for vandalism and related problems and role play.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS089
  • ACPPS094
  • ACPPS096
  • ACPPS098

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP105
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 4: Security and Personal Safety

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Looking after your belongings
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Staying safe and secure while travelling on the rail network
  • Who you can ask for help?
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point

Students review a case file and determine the scenario, outcome and preventative measures.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS089
  • ACPPS091
  • ACPPS092
  • ACPPS094
  • ACPPS096
  • ACPPS098

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP105
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 5: Fare Compliance

 Australian Curriculum linksStrand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • What does train fare money pay for?
  • Defining fare evasion
  • Different types of ticketing (relevant to students)

Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including a mock game show.

Learning area
Health & Physical Education
 

See TrackSAFE Education for supporting units of work

Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS078

Movement and Physical Activity

  • ACPMP081
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Community groups and events

Community groups eg. seniors, EAL (our educators can deliver Opal info) and host activity/information stalls at community events.

Workshops

Our team of educators can visit your community group with workshops tailored to the needs of the audience and their ages. For example English as an Additional Language (EAL) students, seniors groups/clubs.

Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Activity stall

We develop age appropriate activities to suit event attendees that are fun and engaging, as well as educating participants on the fundamental safety aspects of travelling on and around trains and stations.

Activities often have a take-home aspect to reinforce what’s been learnt.

Information stall

We host information stalls designed specifically for:

  • an event with information about safe travelling
  • ticketing
  • Opal cards, and
  • general information about trains, buses and ferries.

For example university orientation weeks and Seniors Week.

Why is rail safety important?

Australia’s rail network is the sixth largest in the world, with 44,000 km of track and 23,500 level crossings across the network. A large portion of the network is unfenced. Learning safety skills around trains and tracks at a young age is as important as learning to cross the road or how to swim.

Risk taking is common

Over 250,000 Australian school students use the rail network to get to school each day. Young people regularly take risks near platform edges and on level crossings. These actions can cost them dearly. Others engage in risky behaviour deliberately and willfully.

The consequences can be catastrophic

Regardless of the intent, the consequences can be catastrophic, involving permanent injuries or even fatality. On average, across Australia each year there are:

  • around 136 trespass incidents causing death or serious injury on the rail network. Additionally, there are over 4,200 near hits resulting from trespass.
  • 130 pedestrian level crossing incidents causing death or serious injury every year and an additional 20 collisions with vehicles. That is 150 in total level crossing collisions causing death or injury.
  • 150 fatalities and serious injuries resulting from rail suicide and attempts.

Please visit tracksafeeducation.com.au for more information.

Who can participate?

Workshops are available free of charge to all public, Catholic and independent schools (including students with additional needs) and community groups in Sydney.

Contact us

To request a workshop or information/activity tent, please complete the form below or contact us for further information at:

Rail Safety Education Program
E-mail: schools@transport.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 0409 811 548

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