Term 3 will see LEARNZ teacher Andrew Penny lead a virtual field trip to Auckland for students to explore safety and sustainability with New Zealand’s rail network.
What: Rail safety: walk-drive-ride safe around rail
When: Term 3 starting 11 August 2020
New Zealand’s trains are taking increasing numbers of people and freight. Train travel makes our roads safer and less congested and supports sustainability goals too.
Rail safety matters a great deal. In some cities, catching a train to school or work is routine and many people come across level crossings where car drivers and the rest of us must stop and wait for a train to pass.
Via the LEARNZ website.
"This field trip was very effective for my class because we have a railway line close to our school and within our community. I really wish I had to opportunity to learn in this way when I was at school. Every day the tamariki in my class looked forward to accessing the new information, watching the web conferences and speaking to experts or listening to the audios". Jessica Redmond from Paerata School.
Years 1-8 overview, English, Mathematics, Science and Social sciences. Written by Pam Hook.
Organiser of Rail Safety Week, TrackSAFE is New Zealand’s organisation dedicated to preventing harm on the rail corridor. Find safety advice and information on safety issues here.