Here are links and highlights from the latest LEARNZ virtual field trip sponsored by the NZ Transport Agency:
What: Rail Safety – more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand
When: This was live in August 2019 (during Rail Safety Week)
Deepen your students’ experiential learning of our transport systems and enrich inquiry learning about citizenship, safety and sustainability.
Resources include video interviews and experiences, plus recordings of web conferences where students put questions to transport professionals. Reading resources and interactive activities are included.
Access all resources on the LEARNZ website:
Rail safety - more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand (LEARNZ)(external link)
Meet Kelly Huntley a Train Controller. See how technology is used to track and manage trains across New Zealand's rail network.
Take a look around the cab of an electric train and find out how to keep our rail network safe.
See how a train simulator is used to help train new locomotive engineers
Find out how locomotives are serviced and why they carry sand!
Find out how to keep yourself and others safe at level crossings.
Meet students from St Theresa's School and see how to cross a level crossing safely.
Rail safety curriculum resources
Years 1-8 overview, English, Mathematics, Science and Social sciences. Written by Pam Hook.
TrackSAFE New Zealand(external link)
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.