Bears Partner with Network Rail to Deliver Tackling Track Safety
Coventry Bears have been working closely with Network Rail and Manchester based company, PDF Sports LTD, to deliver vital safety education to children across Coventry and Leamington Spa as part of The Tackling Track Safety Project.
The Tackling Track Safety Project was devised as an effective and fun way of delivering the important Rail Safety messages to children across the country by incorporating them into a sporting environment. The project consists of a Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 assembly which outlines the dangers of the railway and ways to ensure safety, followed by 5 activity sessions for children in year 5 which focus on the key messages about the Railway. The KS2 children all receive a Tackling Track Safety work booklet and over the duration of the project they are able to show what they have learnt during the activity sessions by answering multiple choice questions in their booklet.
The project will be rolled out in April and will see The Bears community reach extended to Leamington Spa as well as existing delivery in Coventry with 3,800 young people set to take part in the programme throughout the rest of the year.
“The TTSP is a wonderful project and this year over 50,000 young people nationally will be educated about the dangers of the Railway in a fun and engaging environment.
“We have been extremely impressed with the staff at the club and they have shown a real passion for what is a massively important topic.
We are excited about this partnership with Coventry Bears, one which will have a significant impact on the lives of the local and wider community.”
Philip Fitton, Tackling Track Safety Project Director
"We are delighted to have partnered with Network Rail to delivery the project in Coventry and Leamington. It is a great opportunity for us to spread the word about track safety in our area."
"It is vital that the population are educated on the dangers of playing or trespassing train tracks."
"We hope that this programme helps to educate the children in the area."
Conor Kelly, Coventry Bears Community Manager