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Rail safety volunteers are needed .Friday, May 18, 2012 Plymouth Herald

.RAIL COPS are calling for volunteers to help teach youngsters in Plymouth about rail safety.

British Transport Police (BTP) and Network Rail, are looking for people to help with its Network Rail Safety Reps Scheme which sees primary school children given safety advice both on and off the trains.

Teresa Bedziejewski, BTP's Volunteer Manager said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to help deliver the message of rail safety to children across the country.

"A small number of pupils will act as rail safety reps, helping other children in their class to learn how to stay safe on the railway through a range of different activities including quizzes and competitions, art activities, history and transport competitions, along with maintaining a notice board filled with messages aimed at all year groups.

"It is a far more exciting approach which gets children involved in the subject and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning."

Liz Heading, Network Rail's community safety manager, said: "Safety is at the forefront of everything we do and these volunteers will play a key role in our work.

"We believe it is important to provide younger children with the information that will allow them to use the railway safely."

For more information about the scheme contact Teresa Bedziejewski on 020 7521 6321 or email: teresa.bedziejewski@btp.pnn.police.uk.


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