STAYING SAFE ON THE RAILWAY!
Designed to support a school trip to Isle of Wight Steam Railway
P.S.H.E. Upper Key Stage 2
Variants: Low Ability students | Mid Ability students
Health and Wellbeing
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The resource allows students who visit Isle of Wight Steam Railway to engage with the health and safety aspects of this environment, by identifying risks, asking and answering questions, and thinking about their own responses to potential danger.
This resource is for upper key stage 2 students who are covering health and safety and identifying risks in certain situations as part of Personal, Social & Health Education on the 2014 National Curriculum.
When on site at the railway, students can then apply what they already know about health and safety, answering questions on the sheet as they move around the venue. This will focus students’ attention on the key areas for learning. Students will learn about how dangers are prevalent everywhere and that health and safety can protect us if we think ‘safety first’. They will be learning and understanding core skills in a real-life situation.
Key Skills Practised
Thinking about and recognising potential dangers
Understanding the importance of health and safety
Identifying key areas of danger in the specific railway environment
Transferring this knowledge and understanding to their everyday lives and environs
This resource in use on a school trip.
Before the visit, students will need to know about health and safety as a concept and why it is is important to everyone’s everyday lives. Discussions about the railway environment and potential hazards may be useful.
During the Visit
Completion of PSHE key stage 2U Isle of Wight Steam Railway resource linked to this document
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
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Step back in time to the golden age of steam at Isle of Wight Steam Railway! A potted history of the Island's railways from Victorian times to the present day.
Teachers could engage the students in many follow-up tasks, including: Class discussion of their overall findings at Isle of Wight Steam Railway; Completion of a ‘health and safety project’ that incorporates their school or other local environs
Students will be able to transfer this knowledge and these skills to other everyday situations and enviroment to ensure they interact safely with their surroundings.
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This page was last updated on: 01/06/2016