Participating schools received a Safe Crossing Week package, which includes a Safe Crossing school certificate; lesson plans incorporating rail safety into language, math, social sciences and physical education classes for kindergarten to Grade 6 students; Safe Crossing Week posters; student activity booklets; parent letters and fact sheets; and interactive web-based teaching tools.
Children and parents are also invited to visit Obie's website, a fun-filled and interactive site featuring an animation of CN's real-life safety train, Little Obie, which encourages kids to get on board online at http://www.cn.ca/obie.
To stay safe near railroad tracks, parents and children need to follow these simple rules:
- Always cross at a railroad crossing with lights, gates and/or the
- Listen for the warning bell and train whistles;
- Look both ways before crossing the tracks;
- If one train passes, make sure that a second train is not approaching
on the same or another track; and
- Walking or playing on or near tracks is dangerous and can be illegal.
To learn more about Safe Crossing Week, visit http://www.usa.safekids.org/rail
Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. The organization was founded in 1987 by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. For more information, please visit http://www.usa.safekids.org
The Safe Crossing Program is part
|SOURCE Safe Kids Worldwide|
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