Anna’s rail safety message gets out there

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A SCHOOLGIRL’S colourful safety poster will be displayed at 300 train stations after she clinched victory in a nationwide competition.

Anna Monaghan, a pupil at Longniddry Primary School in East Lothian, came up with an eye-catching design which came top in a contest as part of ScotRail’s SafeStations campaign – which aims to cut the number of trips, slips and falls.

Her artwork features ScotRail’s cartoon characters, Scratch and the Train Gang, and Anna’s slogan “Don’t be silly, please watch out, keep really safe, and travel about!”
ScotRail staff visited the school to present the primary five pupil with a copy of her poster and £50 in vouchers.

Anna, nine, from Longniddry, said: “It’s a brilliant surprise to have won, and it’s exciting that my poster will be displayed at so many stations.”

The campaign follows more than 650 injuries caused by trips, slips and falls at ScotRail stations since April 2009.

Headteacher Sheona Skinner, said: “We are delighted for Anna, and very proud of her achievement. We hope her poster encourages children to take extra care when travelling by train.”