Last week, Leeds pupils were taught about railway safety by Network Rail, as well as talking about upgrade work at the station.
On Wednesday, 22 January, 40 pupils from Hillcrest, Richmond Hill, Morley Newlands and Ryecroft Academy attended a day out at Leeds station.
A £161 million project is taking place at the station to meet the demand for rail travel to and from the city.
The pupils, aged 8-9, took part in a ‘Leaves on the Track’ science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workshop.
The pupils were also given a tour of the station, taught about electrification safety and how to stay safe on the railway.
What did the officials say?
Sarah Rial, Stakeholder and Social Value Manager on behalf of Network Rail, said:
“This was a fantastic day at the station, and it was great to have the children unveil the banner which they have been working hard on for the last year. We have worked with over 280 students across the city in the last year to teach them about the railway.”
Mrs Burnill, teacher at Morley Newlands Academy, said:
“We had a fantastic day at Leeds railway station and working with Network Rail. The children were greatly enthused by the STEM activities and meeting professionals who could challenge and extend their knowledge. It really got their brains thinking scientifically with an application to the wider world.”
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