The Newcastle Knights have proudly partnered with Aurizon to once again deliver the national award winning Rail Safety program, which initially commenced in 2012.
The first workshop for 2018 has been rolled out at Hunter Christian College and both the Knights and Aurizon will continue to visit primary schools across the Newcastle and Hunter region as part of their commitment to the community.
The joint initiative, which targets schools located in the rail corridor, will reach out to another 2,000 students over terms two and three, to convey important messaging to children about safety around railways.
Interactive presentations to students will provide information of the dangers associated with getting too close to trains, whilst encouraging them to stay off the tracks and always use marked crossings at railways.
General Manager for Aurizon's Coal business in the Hunter Valley, Catherine Baxter said safety is the Company's number one priority.
"Safety of ourselves and others in our communities will always remain core to Aurizon's operations. This partnership with the Knights plays a significant role in raising awareness of safe behaviour around the rail corridor," said Ms Baxter.
Newcastle Knights CEO Philip Gardner agreed it's a great collaboration and a wonderful program for the Club to be involved in.
"Through this initiative Aurizon and the Knights have delivered vital rail safety messages to over 14,000 primary school aged students over the tenure of the partnership which is a great achievement," he said.