British Transport Police Visit To Primary 1

On Wednesday 19th February, PC Jackson from the British Transport Police came to visit P1.

P1’s topic is Transport, so they wanted to find out about his job. PC Jackson told them lots of interesting things about how he helps to keep people safe on the railways and he showed a DVD about what you should not do near a railway. He thought that P1 were fantastic listeners and asked really good questions.

Here is what P1 learned about staying safe on the railway.

–          I learned that some people go on the railway tracks. It is dangerous because they can get run over by a train.     Finlay

–          I learned that inside the police car under the horn there is a button that turns on the light on the top of the car. They need a light so everyone can see the car is coming.     Cody

–          I learned that the British Transport Police help people at the station and on the train.    Charlotte

–          I learned that in his job he can make people go to jail and he keeps people safe. Also he has a police car and he also helps people.    Katie

–          I learned from PC Jackson that you don’t throw stones at a train as it could damage the train. If you damage a train it is bad because the stone could break glass and the glass could hit someone in the eye.    Lomond

–          PC Jackson told us not to put things on the track. If the train was coming it could go bump and come off the track. The people in the train could hurt their heads.    Ailie

–          Don’t stand on the track because you might get run over. It is dangerous. You don’t play near a railway and you don’t play with a kite near a railway because of the electricity in the wires. You might get burnt.    Alfie

–          If you play chicken on the train track a train might come and if they couldn’t put the brakes on in time you would get squashed. If they put the brakes on really quickly they might come off the track.    Fyndlay S

–          I learned about PC Jackson’s job. He is in the British Transport Police. His job is to try to keep people safe and to help people.    Emily

–          I went in PC Jackson’s car and it was fun. PC Jackson was nice. I learned about being good and responsible near the train tracks.     Callum S

–          You must not go on the track because if you go on the train track and a train comes it would hit you. It is not safe to play on a train track.  Tarn

–          If you go on the train track you could kill yourself. If you were quick enough of the track you may survive but the driver would be shocked. If you throw rocks you could damage the train or hurt or kill someone on the train. So never go on the train track or throw rocks.      Calum B

–          If you shout at the person at the ticket desk you wont get a ticket. Don’t play near the train tracks or on the train tracks because its not safe. You could get hurt or kill yourself. The driver might hoot his horn to tell you to get off the train tracks. You would get into trouble.      Heather

–          Never throw rocks at a train because the windows could get smashed. Never, ever put something on the track because the train would get damaged.     Ben

PC Jackson let all of P1 try on his hat and his high vis jacket

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He also let P1 see his car and have a seat in it. The siren was really loud!

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It can be fun to go on a train journey but we need to remember to stay safe. PC Jackson told us to ask a British Transport Policeman for help if we needed it when we were on a train or at a station.

DONT FORGET

Never go on the railway track (use a bridge, tunnel or the level crossing)

Never put anything on the railway track

Never throw anything at a train

Never play near the railway.

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