What will my pupils / young people learn?

Your pupils / young people will develop confidence and skills for safe, independent travel on public transport to secondary school including the skills to plan journeys, purchase tickets, and to use rail services safely and confidently.

How do your programmes support the National Curriculum?

Our classroom workshop supports the following for Key Stage 2:


Spoken Language:

Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers

Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge


Maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks

Understand what they read by asking questions to improve their understanding

Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction


Pupils should be taught to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function


Pupils should be taught to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns

Pupils should be taught to use maps and a key

Pupil should be taught to use the eight points of a compass

What age group is this appropriate for?

The Go Learn classroom workshop and station visit / train ride are aimed at Year 6 pupils to prepare them for independent travel when they reach Year 7.

The Independent Train Travel Training (ITTT) is aimed at 11 -25 years olds and can be adapted to a variety of needs.

If you would like us to work with a different age group, please contact an Education Officer to discuss the needs of your group.

How do the programmes support young people with additional needs?

The Independent Train Travel Training is particularly relevant to young people with SEND. Many local councils have reduced budgets for post 16 assisted travel so young people are having to travel independently perhaps for the first time. The programme aims to build confidence in travelling to school/college/ work or for leisure for all young people whatever their needs. We can also advise on assisted travel, rail discount cards and priority seating arrangements.
The ITTT workshops count towards BTEC Entry Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Independence and Work (Unit 7, Travelling Using Public Transport), and we will provide certificates of achievement.

How do the programmes support older students?

For students in KS3/KS4 and post 16, using sustainable independent travel is particularly relevant. Links to the curriculum include: sustainable transport, environmental pollution, transport and urban planning, healthy life choices, PHSE life skills.

What will SCRP provide for a classroom visit?

Our Education Officer will bring along all printed materials such as activity sheets and timetables, and a PowerPoint on a USB stick.

What will I need to provide for a classroom visit?

You will need to make sure the pupils have tables and chairs to work at, pencils and rulers.  Our Education Officer will need access to a computer, screen and projector to use the PowerPoint which they will bring along on a USB stick.  You will also need to make sure a member of school staff is present in the classroom throughout the workshop.

What will SCRP provide for a station visit and train ride?

Our Education Officer will bring along all the printed materials, pencils, clipboards and high-visibility jackets for your pupils to wear.  We will also bring a travel warrant to cover the free train travel for your pupils and school staff (if the number of pupils or staff changes prior to your trip please let the Education Officer know ASAP to make sure the travel warrant will cover everybody).

What will I need to provide for a station visit and train ride?

You will need to make sure that your group is accompanied by the appropriate number of adult supervisors (please note that SCRP staff cannot be counted as part of your minimum number of staff).  You will need to bring along a first aid kit and any necessary medicines for your pupils.  Please make sure your pupils are dressed in suitable clothing for the time of year.  They can bring a snack/drink if they wish.  When planning your school trip please remember to refer to your school’s policy on school trips.

What is the maximum size of a group?

Our classroom workshops work best with a class of 30 pupils.  For safety reason station visits and train rides will be limited to 30 pupils.  If your school has several Year 6 classes, the classroom workshop can be run back to back with the Education Officer moving between classrooms for ease of delivery.  For station visits and train rides multiple days out will need to be booked for your school as the Education Officer can only run one station visit / train ride for 30 pupils per day.

How much does it cost?

The Go Learn and Independent Train Travel Training classroom workshop and station visits / train rides are free of charge.

How do I book a classroom workshop and station visit / train ride?

Please contact an Education Officer either by e-mail to or phone.  Make sure you have several dates in mind in case your first choice is already booked (the summer term is particularly busy).  A station visit and train ride can only be booked after your pupils have completed the classroom workshop.  Once you have made your booking the Education Officer will confirm your booking by e-mail and list the things we will provide and things that you must provide.  If you have booked a station visit and train ride, an Education Officer will send a timetable of the activities and a risk assessment prior to your visit.

I need a Risk Assessment to be able to take my pupils out of the classroom, can you provide one?

An Education Officer will produce a Risk Assessment for your station visit and train ride which will be sent to you as a PDF file by e-mail prior to your visit.  However your school will need to produce its own risk assessment.

Do your Education Officers have a DBS certificate?

Yes, our Education Officers have a DBS certificate.  SCRP checks their education staff DBS certificates every three years.  If you wish our staff to show their DBS certificate or photo ID on their arrival at your school please let us know when you make a booking.

I have an idea for a workshop that you do not already offer, what do I do?

Please contact our Education Officers to discuss your idea and the needs of your group.

We want to take our pupils on a trip to London, can you provide free train travel?

We are unable to provide free train travel, unless it is a Go Learn, Try A Train or Independent Train Travel Training session. Group tickets for young people can be very cost-effective. To book your group tickets please click here for Southern GroupSave or phone 03451 27 29 20.

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