Education Resources

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During these unprecedented times we wanted to signpost you to online resources which will help raise young people’s awareness about staying safe on the railway and careers within the industry. We have something for everyone from toddlers to teenagers…

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Stay Safe with Thomas

Stay Safe with Thomas

Network Rail and Thomas the Tank Engine have joined together to help young children learn about staying safe around the railway. In this new book, Thomas goes on an exciting adventure around railway tracks, stations and level crossings and he learns that staying safe is much more important than going fast or being silly!
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Story time with the British Transport Police

Story time with the British Transport Police

Watch Alan Kavanagh, from the British Transport Police, reading "Stay Safe with Thomas". Click on ‘Watch Now’ and look for videos to watch at the bottom of the screen. You will need to register (for free) to be able to access the video.
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Emily the Engineer Activity Book

Emily the Engineer Activity Book

Network Rail and industry partners have created the Emily the Engineer activity book for children. It's full of puzzles and quizzes and follows the character of Emily the engineer on her rail adventures – seeking to spark children's imaginations and inspire them to consider a career in engineering.
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Run the Railway Game

Run the Railway Game

Tickets at the ready for the Run the Railway game! This exciting digital game will get you running the Great Western Railway network, completing challenges to earn points and learning about the railway along the way. Use your skills (with help from the railway staff) to move up the levels and keep the railway running smoothly.
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Film - All Change

Film - All Change

Watch this film to find out why the railway is for everyone and about some of the surprising jobs around Britain. Follow two children on their journey to explore different railway careers. Click the link and scroll down to “Film – All Change” to find the video.
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Watch GTR apprentices talk about their jobs

Watch GTR apprentices talk about their jobs

Want to find out more about working for the railway? Listen to Kate talk about her job as a Station Manager and hear Katrina’s and Jack’s stories about life as a GTR apprentice – and find out how much you could earn!
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British Transport Police – You vs. Train – trespass prevention campaign

British Transport Police – You vs. Train – trespass prevention campaign

A rail-industry initiative, targeting teenagers and encouraging them to consider the serious and devastating consequences for them and their loved ones when they make the potentially life-changing decision to ignore warnings and go onto the railway tracks.
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Network Rail resources for primary and secondary

Network Rail resources for primary and secondary

Primary and secondary resources including printable activity sheets and videos highlighting the dangers of the railway and level crossings.
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Drones and the railway

Drones and the railway

Highlights the dangers of flying a drone near the railway. Includes a video of how Network Rail use drones to maintain the railway.
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Kids Activity Pack

Kids Activity Pack

South Western Railway have created an Activity Pack which you can download from their website. Activities include puzzles, pictures to colour in, spot the difference etc.
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Old Tracks, New Tricks

Old Tracks, New Tricks

For even more spec-track-ular wooden train activities, make sure you check out our list of activities inspired by Old Tracks, New Tricks, and our page of learning activities and printables.
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Activity Book for 5 - 7 year olds

Activity Book for 5 - 7 year olds

The Hitachi Rail team are headed on an adventure, travelling from Kings Cross to Edinburgh on a brand new, fast Hitachi train! Join our team on their journey, where you can help them to complete some fun activities along the way and learn more about the exciting world of the railway…
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Activity Book for 8 -11 year olds

Activity Book for 8 -11 year olds

The Hitachi Rail team have been working hard to deliver new trains for passengers across the UK network. To try out the new fleet they are heading on an adventure from London to Cornwall! Join our team on their journey, where you can help them to complete some fun activities along the way and learn more about the exciting world of the railway…
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Make your own Class 800 train model

Make your own Class 800 train model

All you need is paper, scissors and sellotape to make your model train. Instructions appear on the same page as your model.
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Health and Wellbeing activities for children at home

Health and Wellbeing activities for children at home

Sustrans, a charity that makes is easier for people to walk and cycle, have some exciting resources on their website, including how to make a kite. Visit their website to sign up for their free resources.
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Walking activities including a Scavenger Hunt

Walking activities including a Scavenger Hunt

Living Streets is a UK charity that promotes walking and wants to inspire more people to walk. Their activities include a Scavenger Hunt and and I Spy game.
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