ScotRail have produced a resource pack teaching primary school pupils aged four to 11, Scratch and the Train Gang which features cartoon characters who provide easily accessible safety messaging for children. It is designed to provide teachers with ready-made resources; including poster competitions, stickers, sing-along YouTube videos, and sheet music and colouring-in books. These aim to enable children to recognise and avoid unsafe situations by engaging with cartoon characters Freddie, Sally, Callum, Norah and their loveable dog Scratch. Winners of the poster competitions can have their work displayed at ScotRail stations.
Resources for secondary school pupils aged 11 to 18; include a YouTube video called ‘Teens Talk Safety’, which looks at the most typical types of unsafe behaviour from teenagers in stations and the potential consequences. It confronts these issues in a serious, but sensitive way, and could be a useful tool for safety discussions in the classroom.
To view the video clips click here.