Workshops and events

Sydney Trains rail safety education workshops help students to make informed choices about their safety and behaviour, in a fun and engaging way with rail staff

Keeping it safe for everybody

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Each workshops learning outcomes is linked to the NSW Board of Studies Stage 5 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus outcomes.

Sydney Trains offer the following rail safety education workshops for:

Preschool Students

Preschool 2-3 years workshop

Early Years Learning Framework links National Quality Standard Area
Key messages
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Mind the gap
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust
Songs, books, animations and role play are used to deliver safety messages.
Outcome code
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators
Quality area
  1. Educational program and practice
  2. Children’s health and safety
  3. Relationships with children
  4. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Maximum: 20 students per workshop / Time: Approx 20 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Preschool 3-5 years workshop

Early Years Learning Framework links National Quality Standard Area
Key messages
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust
  • Mind the gap
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point
Songs, books, animations and role play are used to deliver safety messages.
Outcome code
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators
Quality area
  1. Educational program and practice
  2. Children’s health and safety
  3. Relationships with children
  4. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 30 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Axel the Trainbot help teach preschool and primary school kids how to stay safe around trains

Primary School Students

Foundation 5-6 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust
  • Stranger danger
  • Who can you ask for help?
Animations, activities, games and worksheets are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS003
  • ACPPS006
  • ACPPS005
  • ACPPS004
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP009
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year One 6-7 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always walk on the platform
  • Stranger danger
  • Hold an adult's hand that you trust
Animations, role play, activities and games are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS017
  • ACPPS018
  • ACPPS020
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP027
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Two 7-8 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Who can you ask for help?
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains
Animations, activities, role play and games are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS017
  • ACPPS018
  • ACPPS020
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP027
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Three 8-9 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always walk on the platform
  • Stranger danger
  • Be considerate of others
Animations, activities and card games are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS036
  • ACPPS035
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP048
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Four 9-10 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always hold your bike/bag/scooter
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point
  • See something, say something
Animations, activities and card games are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS036
  • ACPPS035
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP048
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Five 10-11 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Be considerate to others
  • Stranger danger
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains
Animations, activities and games are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS054
  • ACPPS053
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP068
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Year Six 11-12 years workshop

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Mind the gap
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Always hold on to your bike/bag/scooter
  • Avoid blocking train doors and aisles
  • See something, say something
Animations, activities, games and scenarios are used to deliver safety messages.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS036
  • ACPPS035
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP068
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 40 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Secondary School Students (Years 7-10, 13-17 years)

Axel the Trainbot help teach preschool and primary school kids how to stay safe around trainsSydney Trains empowers students to improve their safety with student-led activities, discussions and scenarios. We have a range of incursion themes to choose from:

Workshop 1: Track Safety

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Always hold on to your bike/bag/scooter
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains
  • Always walk on the platform
  • Always use a footbridge
  • Be considerate of others
  • Stay behind the yellow line
  • Emergency? use the Emergency Help Point
Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including how to identify, avoid and/or prevent dangerous occurrences and common consequences for actions.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS078
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP081
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 2: Behaviour and Code of Conduct

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Be considerate of others
  • Appropriate behaviours on and around trains and tracks
  • Emergency? use the Emergency Help Point
  • Who can you ask for help?
  • Use your brains, tracks are for trains
Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including how to be a positive community role model.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS078
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP081
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 3: Graffiti and Vandalism

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Graffiti or art?
  • Community respect
  • Be considerate of others
Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including defining graffiti and vandalism, reasons for vandalism and related problems and role play.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS089
  • ACPPS094
  • ACPPS096
  • ACPPS098
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP105
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 4: Security and Personal Safety

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • Looking after your belongings
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Staying safe and secure while travelling on the rail network
  • Who you can ask for help?
  • Emergency? Use the Emergency Help Point
Students review a case file and determine the scenario, outcome and preventative measures.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS089
  • ACPPS091
  • ACPPS092
  • ACPPS094
  • ACPPS096
  • ACPPS098
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP105
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Workshop 5: Fare Compliance

Australian Curriculum links Strand & ACPP Codes
Key messages
  • What does train fare money pay for?
  • Defining fare evasion
  • Different types of ticketing (relevant to students)
Student-led activities, discussions and scenarios including a mock game show.
Learning area
Health & Physical Education

See TrackSafe Education for supporting units of work
Quality area
Personal, Social and Community Health
  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS078
Movement and Physical Activity
  • ACPMP081
Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Community groups & events

Team of Sydney Trains educators at a community event.

Workshops

Our team of educators can visit your community group with workshops tailored to the needs of the audience and their ages. For example English as an Additional Language (EAL) students, seniors groups/clubs.

Maximum: 30 students per workshop / Time: Approx 60 minutes (+20 mins set up time)

Team of Sydney Trains educators at an activity stall.

Activity stall

We develop age appropriate activities to suit event attendees that are fun and engaging, as well as educating participants on the fundamental safety aspects of travelling on and around trains and stations.

Activities often have a take-home aspect to reinforce what’s been learnt.

Team of Sydney Trains educators at an activity stall.

Information stall

We host information stalls designed specifically for:

  • an event with information about safe travelling
  • ticketing
  • Opal cards, and
  • general information about trains, buses and ferries.

For example university orientation weeks and Seniors Week.

Book a workshop

Contact the Sydney Trains Rail Safety Education Program to request a workshop or event.