Schools can take advantage of two free road safety theatre productions which help children take responsibility for their safety on the way to school.
Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team is working with Box Clever, an award-winning theatre company.
Box Clever has reached thousands of young people across the UK over the last 20 years with productions to engage young audiences.
There are two different productions on offer to schools:
• Getting There, a play focusing on encouraging young people to take responsibility for their personal safety on their way to school
• The Passenger, an interactive performance using original witness statements, together with news reports and statistics that show the stark consequences of decisions people make, either as passengers or novice drivers
KCC Road Safety leader Vicky Harvey said: “Our schools can choose to either have a live performance or a virtual one and we’ve had fantastic feedback from those that have had performances.
“These productions tie in with our own campaigns such as Speak Out which is aimed at giving young people the confidence to voice their concerns when they are a passenger in a car.
“Getting There is reflected in our pedestrian campaign and the 11-16 age group shows a marked spike in pedestrian casualties.
“This could be as a result of young road users making their first solo journeys on an unfamiliar route, peer pressure, increasing use of electronic distractions and an increasing predisposition to risk taking.”
Schools that want to take part should email email@example.com