KS4 achieves Bronze certificate for rail safety

Mind the gap will be a familiar saying to both Year 10 and 11 students, who have been awarded a Bronze certificate for Rail Safety!

Students completed the RSF (Rail Safe Friendly) programme during tutor time – which is a period once a week where tutors deliver high-impact sessions. Subjects covered include RE, British Values, safety, education, careers and much more.

The RSP programme was chosen this time due to the location of UTC Swindon (built on the former railway works).

The RSF programme RSF is a movement that was introduced by Network Rail to raise safety awareness in all schools and decrease trespassing on the railways.

To achieve the Bronze award, students watched several rail safety broadcasts covering real-life stories and opened up the classroom to discussions about how we can be rail safe and promote other schools and the community to be rail safe.

We have feed back to the RSF team on how the students found the broadcasts and what impact it has had, and we are also lucky enough to be waiting for a Community Safety Manager from GWR in our area to come into school and do a presentation on Rail Safety.

We are now going for Silver!


UTC Swindon is built on a former Great Western Rail school among the town’s historic railway works? Swindon Railway Village was built in the 1840s for workers at the Great Western Railway’s Swindon Works.


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