‘The tragic death of Harrison in 2017, when he was in Year 7 at Guilsborough, brought home to our community the importance of teaching our children about safety on the Railways. Schools play a vital role in keeping our children safe.’

Simon Frazer, Principal at Guilsborough Academy.

KS2 now know how important it is to promote rail safety and educate ourselves and young individuals on how to be rail safe. This campaign is a great way to do just that and in assembly this morning, we watched and shared the relevant 15 minute safety video.

This is the link to the KS2 video so that you can also watch it at home:


The link to the KS1 video is here:


Over 19 million students, parents and teachers from across the UK have already watched these videos which has led to a significant decrease in the number of incidents in their area through watching the safety videos.


  1. A train weighs the same as 80 elephants – 400 tonnes
  2. A train travels faster than a car on a motorway (70mph) or a cheetah (60mph) – it travels at 125mph
  3. A train takes 1.25 miles to stop
  4. A train can cover 100m in 3 seconds

The Magnificent 7 measured how far 100m is – it’s approximately the length of our school field…

You can find additional rail safety videos and resources at https://switchedonrailsafety.co.uk/. Switched On is a new rail safety programme for 3-16 year olds that encourages young people to stay Switched On around the railway. On the website, you will find a wide range of age targeted films, interactive games and classroom activities, Switched On teaches pupils to be aware of risky behaviour and develop hazard-spotting skills.


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