Yesterday 20 pupils from St Pauls High School in Glasgow Southside participated in an on-train Travelling Classroom event.
The theme of the event focused on rail/track safety and coincided with Rail Safety Week. The event was organised by ScotRail in partnership with South West Glasgow Community Rail Partnership.
The pupils experienced an interactive learning session on rail and track safety using various engaging and interactive learning techniques. The pupils boarded the train at Pollokshaws station and were accompanied by ScotRail staff, teaching staff, CRP staff and volunteers from the South West Glasgow CRP. The pupils and staff fully engaged in the session and members of the public also got involved and were provided with Rail Safety information.
Allan Brooking (ScotRail Community Liaison Executive) commented:
“The event was a huge success, the travelling classroom initiative is an excellent way to get the importance of the rail safety message across as we can use visual scenarios while on the train. The enthusiasm of Kat Wilson who delivered the activities along with ScotRail staff, CRP staff and CRP volunteers created a fun and interactive learning session”
Theresa Martin (South West CRP Community Links Officer
” The Travelling Classroom event was a fantastic triumph, the children, staff and volunteers learned so much from the session activities and all really enjoyed the train journey. It is so important to get the messages about Rail Safety out there, the Travelling Classroom has proved to be a great way to accomplish this. South West Glasgow Community Rail Partnership and partners have taken all the feedback on board and will continue to promote the Rail Safety messages through our work”