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This broadcast will feature Alan Kavanagh from British Transport Police, who will held a live read of the new Thomas the Tank Engine book, Stay Safe with Thomas.
Network Rail has teamed up with the world’s most famous blue engine and pre-school favourite to help young children learn how to be safe when using the railway.
In the Stay Safe with Thomas story book, the mischievous Thomas has fun on the railway over being safe, putting himself and his friends in harm’s way.
He learns valuable lessons on the dangers of not stopping at a level crossing when the red light shows, leaving gates open to allow animals on to the tracks and standing too close to the edge of a platform.
Network Rail and British Transport Police (BTP) hope the story book will encourage parents to discuss rail safety with their young children in the same manner they teach them about other dangers they may encounter when out and about.
It is the first time Network Rail has partnered with children’s entertainment company Mattel and the first time Mattel has published a Thomas the Tank Engine TM book with a rail safety theme.
This broadcast is suitable for Key Stage 1.
Please visit the below website to download your Stay Safe with Thomas e-book;
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I am 46 years of age and have 27 years service with British Transport Police. I am currently based in Stirling but have worked in Glasgow and Kilwinning in both uniformed and plain clothes roles.
My current duties involve patrolling the picturesque Forth Valley area of Scotland and ensuring staff and public safety at all locations.
Part of my duties previously has been to delivery safety inputs to schools and external organisations and also patrolling level crossings, ensuring their continued safe operation.
My work takes me throughout Britain, which is one of the many perks of working in the national specialist police service for the railways.
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