Manchester Rangers Community have been working closely with Network Rail and the Tackling Track Safety Project, to deliver vital safety education to children across North Manchester, in particular, Moston.
The Tackling Track Safety Project was devised as an effective and fun way of delivering the important Rail Safety messages to children across the country by incorporating them into a sporting environment. Manchester Rangers were the lead delivery partner for delivery of this project across East Manchester and Tameside in 2015 and are now continuing with the project across North Manchester in 2017.

The project consists of a Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 assembly which outlines the dangers of the railway and ways to ensure safety, followed by 4 activity sessions for children in year 5 which focus on the key messages about the Railway. The KS2 children all receive a Tackling Track Safety work booklet and over the duration of the project they are able to show what they have learnt during the activity sessions by answering multiple choice questions in their booklet.
The project in Moston was rolled out in April with the clubs’ delivery of the Tackling Track Safety Project set to see over 4,500  young people engage with the project upon its completion.

“The TTSP is a wonderful project and this year, thousands of young people nationally will be educated about the dangers of the Railway in a fun and engaging environment via the delivery of Tackling Track Safety.
“We have been extremely impressed with the staff at the club and they have shown a real passion for what is a massively important topic.
We are excited about this partnership with Manchester Rangers, one which will have a significant impact on the lives of the local and wider community.”
Nick Jordan, Community Safety Manager, Network Rail.

Matt Valentine, Development Manager, Manchester Rangers went on to say;
“Our main mandate in the community is to deliver the coaching of Rugby League, introducing new people to the support and developing their interest and skills. However, when an opportunity like the Tackling Track Safety Project comes along it’s something we are delighted to be involved with.
The safety of the young people of Manchester must be paramount in the interests of any community group. Through this project we have the opportunity to make our contribution towards ensuring that young people live not only a healthy and active lifestyle but one that is also safe and responsible.
The project is a fantastic initiative and the delivery of the Rail Safety message through activity sessions is extremely powerful. We have seen staggering information retention levels throughout the programme showing that a mix of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning style has a place in the modern curriculum.”