Junior SAFEMARK workshops prepare Year 6 pupils for the world of public transport, prior to their transition to secondary school.
At this stage in their life many young people experience public transport for the first time as they travel to their new school, or become more independent in their free time. Junior SAFEMARK enables them to take this step safely and confidently. Held throughout
the academic year, workshops are organised by Metro in partnership with Bradford YMCA, the district councils and bus operators.
Metroville, Culture Fusion Bradford
At Bradford’s state-of-the-art youth facility Culture Fusion, Metroville, is a new classroom that provides the ideal learning setting for Metro’s Junior SAFEMARK workshops which help pupils to develop valuable life skills in independent travel. Metroville’s
custom-made all-around blinds create a complete environment with its own streets buildings, shops, vehicles and bus stops.
All Year 6 pupils in Bradford are invited to Metroville and even better still, the workshop and return transport is completely
free of charge.
The workshop lasts around one and a half hours and schools can book a morning or afternoon session. During the session, pupils discuss public transport scenarios, watch a DVD, answer questions in a workbook and take part in a bus safety role play. All with
the opportunity to win prizes.
Summary of Junior SAFEMARK workshop:
- Planning a journey in advance – The importance of preparing for journeys including a discussion of potential scenarios when travelling independently.
- Online Journey Planning – using Metro’s website to plan a recreational trip or school journey.
- Finding school bus information and timetables on
www.generationm.co.uk, Metro’s young person’s website.
- Interpreting timetables – Finding bus times on a bus stop timetable.
- Metro’s Services – More ways to plan a journey – stressing importance of being able to find your way home safely.
- Bus safety – Role play session addressing bus safety and behaviour
Extra resources are available for teachers.
Book your place now!
Junior SAFEMARK has been popular so far this year with many of Bradfords schools already booked on a place!
If you still have your booking form and would like to apply its not too late. Return your booking form and we will do what we can to allocate you a place.
If you have lost your booking form and would still like to apply please contact Abbie on
Please note that June is now fully booked.
If you have any questions regarding booking please contact Lynne Cunningham on
01274 371311 or 01274 307228
Workshops last around one and a half hours and schools are either allocated a morning or an afternoon session depending on the distance between the school and the venue.
More information about SAFEMARK can be found on Metro’s young person’s website
Metro- Working in partnership with Bradford YMCA at Culture Fusion
Culture Fusion is a £7.38 million youth facility which includes a rooftop events area, music and dance studios, a youth cafe, climbing wall, faith pod, elevated wildflower meadow and a gym, based in a converted mill in Bradford’s Thornton Road.