During each session, important information was shared with the children about train tracks and the dangers of them and also a fun practical session based around Rugby. With many of the cohort going to Lancaster or Sir Jonathan North next year which are located close to train tracks, the information shared with the children was extremely important and will hopefully prevent any accidents.
– Anne-Marie Letherand (Year 6 Teacher)

Leicester Tigers Foundation have teamed up with Network Rail and PDF Sports to deliver a unique pilot scheme to two Leicester inner city areas focusing on raising awareness of the dangers to young people playing on or around the nations railway lines.

With 100’s of young people injured or killed each year on the rail tracks the Foundation team are presently visiting both primary and secondary schools using fun rugby lead activity sessions that incorporate a clear rail safety message in delivery.

Targeting Year 9 within the secondary schools and Year 6’s at their local primary feeder schools, each week’s activity is themed and complimented by workbooks and hand-outs continuing the safety education after the Tigers coaches have left the school. School assemblies and a Year 6 Tag festival, which is supported by the Years 9s from the secondary schools, brings the whole message together and help those involved share their learning experience to the wider school community.

Schools already taking part in the programme include: The Lancaster School, Marriott Primary, Overdale Juniors, Granby Primary and Hazel Primary, with more schools coming on board very soon.