Arc Infrastructure contributed more than $330,000 to the Safety School, including a direct funding contribution of $250,000 to create the state-of-the-art learning environment that includes a replica town with fully-functioning traffic lights and rail crossings.
Arc’s support also included $80,000 in volunteer labour and equipment donations that helped design and create of the School’s realistic level crossing, including miniature boom gate, signal masts, automatic pedestrian gates and track, with employees contributing a combined 722 hours to make the School as true to life as possible.
The Safety School embraces modern technology, integrating an augmented reality experience allowing students to use iPad minis to view risks in the environment and make decisions to solve the safety problems presented.
Arc Infrastructure CEO Paul Larsen said Constable Care was a Western Australian icon and the Safety School would continue the fantastic work by the Foundation to educate children in the essential areas of safety and protective behaviours.
“As the manager of WA’s 5,500km freight rail network, Arc Infrastructure is keenly aware of the need for early education about rail safety and the dangers of risky and complacent behaviours around the railway,” Mr Larsen said.
“We are committed to putting rail safety on the agenda for educators across Western Australia, and our partnership with Constable Care and the Safety School extends this commitment to school students across the State.
“Arc Infrastructure has also helped guarantee the immediate future of the School, committing to $20,000 funding to meet operational expenses each year for the next three years.”
Arc Infrastructure’s commitment to the Safety School complements the Company’s existing rail safety education initiatives for WA kids, including the innovative Track Splat! and Friends
Roadshow and online game.
This is a significant commitment for Arc Infrastructure and an exciting first for Western Australian children and their families.
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