Education

Skills for independent travel

Your pupils and young people will develop confidence and skills for safe, independent travel on public transport to secondary school including the skills to plan journeys, purchase tickets, and to use rail services safely and confidently.

Services we provide

Primary Schools

Primary Schools

The Go Learn programme will help your pupils develop confidence and skills for safe, independent travel on public transport. It provides your pupils with the skills to plan journeys, purchase tickets, and use rail services safely and confidently. It also promotes sustainable travel. It is aimed at Year 6 pupils.
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Secondary Schools & Further Education

Secondary Schools & Further Education

Independent Train Travel Training for students aged 11-25 is delivered in partnership with East Sussex County Council and Southern. Your students will receive free classroom based workshops on: Planning a Journey, Rail Safety and sustainable travel, followed by a ‘Try a Train’ journey putting theory into practice. This programme can be adapted to the needs of the students.
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Try a Train

Try a Train

The ‘Try a Train’ experience is an ideal opportunity for those who lack confidence travelling by train to visit our stations and experience a train journey. They are for people who experience barriers to independent travel, who wish to build their confidence when travelling on public transport.
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Visit by Rail

Visit by Rail

Why not use the train to transport your pupils on their next school trip? It can work out cheaper than hiring a coach.
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Adopt your station

Adopt your station

Schools, colleges and youth groups can adopt their local station and help to make it a more welcoming place. Display artwork, photography or poetry, set up a book stall or create planting displays, or hold special community events.
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Cubs and Scouts

Cubs and Scouts

Do you want to take your Cubs or Scouts group on an evening trip on the trains? Try a station visit and return train ride (usually to the next station) with a member of Southern staff.
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Careers Fairs & 16+

Careers Fairs & 16+

We can attend your event and promote sustainable travel to further education or training, advise students on travel options for those with additional needs, promote the Young Person’s Railcard and the British Transport Police’s 61016 text service.
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Pre-school children

Pre-school children

To help your pre-school children learn how to stay safe when using the railway, why not download Network Rail’s “Stay Safe with Thomas” book?
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FAQs

FAQs

Frequently asked questions
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Further Reading

  • Case studies
  • Annual reports for Go Learn
  • Annual reports for Active Access
  • Evaluation report 2017

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Our partners

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In partnership with

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