"Deadly Distraction"News ‐ 24 Jan 2020
This theatre-in-education piece was delivered to Y7 students this week and has been delivered across the country for over 7 years. It consists of a hard-hitting, energetic and memorable theatre performance - using live action, video screens and contemporary music - followed by an interactive workshop through which students learn how to be safe, independent travellers now and in the future.
The theatre production aims to:
- Promote key road safety messages to Year 7 students in a new, dynamic and thought-provoking way.
- Explore ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ in detail and get students to think about what these actions actually mean.
- Make students aware of the distractions that can lead to road accidents, such as phones, music and friends.
- Highlight the dangers of thrill seeking behaviour and help students find solutions and coping mechanisms for dealing with peer pressure.
- Explore the life-shattering consequences of road accidents, not only on the person injured, but also the family and friends of that person and others involved in the accident.
- Make students aware of the devastating physical impact of a road accident.
One student commented "I enjoyed the play and it made me think more about what I am doing when I'm outside of school. I hadn't really thought about the fact that being absorbed in my phone could make me put myself in danger."