Metro's Year 6 Travel workshops for Bradford Schools

Junior SAFEMARK FREE travel workshops for Year 6 pupils available to all schools in Bradford.

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

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, 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!  

The workshops are proving extremely popular so book your place now to avoid your year 6 class from missing out!

All Bradford Junior Schools will have received an invite letter and booking form in the post. All you need to do is return the booking form back to us with your available dates by 15 September 2014.

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 book a morning or afternoon session.

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.

Culture Fusion


 Metroville classroom with pupils Metroville Classroom Culture Fusion Bradford

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Published: 04/09/2014
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