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This broadcast featured James Mitchell 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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James Mitchell is an Inspector for the British Transport Police (BTP). He is currently embedded within the Network Rail Control Centre in Manchester, working in partnership with Network Rail to reduce trespass, level crossing misuse and other railway related disruption on the network. James has been with the Police for over 10 years and previously worked for Greater Manchester Police before joining the British Transport Police in 2012. James started his career at BTP in Bristol before moving back home to Manchester, working at Manchester Piccadilly as both a uniform response Sergeant and on the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
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