Primary Schools

The Go Learn programme, which is delivered by Sussex Community Rail Partnership and Southern, will help your pupils develop confidence and skills for safe, independent travel on public transport to secondary school. It provides your pupils with the skills to plan journeys, purchase tickets, and use rail services safely and confidently. It also promotes sustainable travel. It is aimed at Year 6 pupils and is free of charge.


There are three programmes available

Safety on the Railways

Safety on the Railways

Your Year 6 pupils can attend a Junior Citizen event in West Sussex, or a Safety In Action event in East Sussex and meet Southern’s Rail Enforcement Officers (REOs). These sessions are part of a day long event where pupils will meet organisations such as Fire and Rescue Service, Sussex Police and the RNLI, and develop their confidence in dealing with new experiences. Our REOs talk about how to stay safe on the railways.

To find out more about Junior Citizen in Crawley, West Sussex please contact:

To find out more about Junior Citizen in Horsham, West Sussex please contact:

To find out more about Safety in Action in East Sussex please contact:

Classroom workshop

Classroom workshop

This free interactive classroom workshop is for Year 6 pupils. The workshop is an hour long and covers:

  • Planning a journey – timetables, maps, tickets
  • Staying safe – at stations, on the train and personal safety

This workshop is now available as three online workshops run by the Education Officer, click here for more details.

To book your free workshop please contact Maddy Mills, Education Officer / 07852 221274

Station visit & train ride

Station visit & train ride

Following the classroom workshop your Year 6 pupils can visit their local train station and take a free return trip on a train (usually to the next station). Please allow several hours for this visit which will include four or five activities including:

  • a platform visit (with a reminder on safety on the railways)
  • buying a ticket from a machine
  • a station inspection activity
  • a station quiz

The train ride could be used to deliver other areas of your curriculum (e.g. schools have used the train ride as part of an Evacuation Day experience).

‘Take a trip on a train’ is an activity in the Department for Education’s Year 6 Activity Passport

To book your free station visit and train ride please contact Maddy Mills, Education Officer / 07852 221274

Enquiries and Bookings
The children were fully engaged and interested for over an hour.
Teacher, East Sussex
Excellent safety information—for keeping safe on the station at crossings and pathways. The children were very attentive and focused.
Teacher, East Sussex
Teaching important and practical life skills which may be needed to travel to secondary school and useful information to help with their journey.
Teacher, East Sussex
Very useful to know about websites and apps the children will be able to use to help them prepare a journey. The children enjoyed using the timetable to plan a trip to the theatre.
Teacher, East Sussex