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Rail safety 2019 – more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand

Children at rail level crossing.Teachers, a warm welcome to the latest LEARNZ virtual field trip sponsored by the NZ Transport Agency:

What: Rail Safety – more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand 

When: Term 3, starting 13 August 2019 (Rail Safety Week)

Deepen your students’ experiential learning of our transport systems and enrich inquiry learning about citizenship, safety and sustainability. 

Resources will include video interviews and experiences, plus live web conferences where students put questions to transport professionals. Reading resources and interactive activities included.

  • Virtual rides on commuter, freight and tourist trains
  • Interviews with a train driver, transport engineer and transport planner
  • Go for a virtual walk with students making decisions about crossing a railway line.
  • Share thoughts on the future of rail transport and rail safety.

Enrol via the LEARNZ summary page(external link)

More resources for rail safety

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.

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