Theatre In Education: Year 11 Resources

On average, 84 young people are killed or seriously inured as a pedestrian each year in Sussex. Sussex Safer Roads Partnership are determined to bring this number down through education and awareness targeted at those most at risk. 


Sussex Safer Roads Partnership delivers educational theatre performances across schools in Sussex, providing informative and engaging road safety messaging for both Year 7 and Year 11 students across the county for the academic year 20/21. Working with The Rapport Group, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership delivers live events that convey vital messages through memorable, informative and fun experiences for students. 

The Rapport Group is run by communication professionals who work hand in hand with inspirational teachers all over the UK to help communicate with education professionals, pupils and families - through schools. For 27 years The Rapport Group has been moulding perceptions and achieving engagement through their dedication to creative and effective schools resources and events.


The show aims to find creative ways of making young people aware of the risks involved in travel and for the need for everyone to take responsibility for their actions. The Rapport Group have tailored their resource to specifically explore the role of a passenger in staying safe in a car, especially with a novice driver. 

Knowing a driver, that isn't your parent, is exciting. Being able to get lifts, hang out with friends, have a laugh - all without relying on adults. It sounds great when you're 16. But driving is a skill, one that is learnt and improved over time, and getting in someone else's car is a choice to make. A choice that has consequences. 

In the Take A Second resource, students look at the choices they make when they get in the car with a novice driver. How much a passenger can effect safeyy in a moving vehicle is vital learning as is understanding the consequences of the Fatal Five.

Take A Second covers the following key messages:

  • Distraction in a car can cause accidents
  • Drink and drugs impact vehicle safety
  • The physics of road traffic incidents
  • Simple seat belt safety saves lives
  • How to deal with peer pressure when you don't feel safe