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Driver Dave Delivers Safety Message

On Tuesday 19th November we were delighted to welcome Dave Newell MBE to The Dassett to teach children from Reception to Year 4 about how to stay safe near the railways. His whole school assembly inspired the children and made certain that the message about safety was loud and clear and then he did workshops in Year 1 through to Year 4. His friendly and enthusiastic approach made this a really memorable day and the children remembered all of the key rules regarding train tracks, station platforms and level crossings, be they through video, role play or song.

Dave Newell is famous along the Chiltern Railways line for his work teaching children and for going the extra mile in his day job as a driver. 

Dave has worked in the rail industry as a driver since 1975 and has been teaching children about the dangers of the railways since the 1990s, visiting schools and also teaching as part of Junior Citizen events, which promote safety information to year 6 children.  He has taught thousands of children over the years and continues to enjoy teaching children this vital message.

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