Tragic Death Highlights Need For Railway Safety Education

The tragic death of 16-year-old Jake Norman who recently died on the railway in Portsmouth highlights the need for the Safety Centre’s lifesaving railway safety education. Whilst the British Transport Police are still working to establish the circumstances of Jake’s death and why he was accessing the railway line, Jake’s family have said they would like to raise awareness of the dangers of the railway tracks through the tragic incident.

The Safety Centre is the world’s first safety education charity, teaching lifesaving learning to children, young people and adults to create safe, flourishing communities. The charity focuses on early intervention and prevention safety education, teaching the skills needed to be safe in daily life.

Maya Joseph-Hussain Chief Executive at the Safety Centre said,

‘We were saddened to hear of the tragic death of Jake Norman and our thoughts are with his family, friends and community at this difficult time. Jake’s death emphasises the importance of our railway safety education work here at the Safety Centre. Our immersive education centre Hazard Alley teaches visitors about the dangers you come across when using the railways and how you can use the railways safely. This education work is essential to keep our communities safe as they go about their daily life, today and in the future.’

The Safety Centre offers immersive education safety tours and classroom sessions at our education centre Hazard Alley in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, as well as outreach education in schools for students, teachers and parents. We provide high quality interactive, immersive, experiential, and memorable safety education and training to children, young people and adults across the region.

Established in 1992 and opened in 1994 the Safety Centre is the region’s leading and the world’s first interactive, immersive, and memorable safety education charity. Specialising in teaching children, young people and adults about how to stay safe, understand risks and avoid accidents using realistic learning experiences. As pioneers of invaluable immersive safety education, we are proud to have spearheaded the development of a UK wide network of safety centres. Our CEO is vice-chair of the National Alliance of Safety Centres.

To find out more about the Safety Centre visit call 01908 263009 or email to book your visit.

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