‘LOOK UP!’ & ‘TAKE A SECOND’: FREE INTERACTIVE ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCES RETURN TO SCHOOLS

Posted on 21st September 2021 in News, About Us, Drivers, Cyclists, Pedestrians, Education and Training Tie news banners 3

Schools across Sussex can once again take advantage of free school-based Theatre in Education performances tailored to help students learn about the importance of pedestrian and passenger safety.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership have partnered with The Rapport Group to continue providing Year 7 and Year 11 students with vital information and tools to take responsibility for their safety whilst out on the roads. The interactive school-based performances encourage students to consider their approach to road safety through memorable, informative, and fun experiences for students.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the unique performances provide all the information needed to deliver important messaging, with contextual information bespoke to Sussex based students. The lessons are a mixture of group and individual work that explores hazard awareness, dealing with peer-pressure and problem solving, as well as linking to cross-curiculum subject topics.

Look Up! teaches Year 7 students aout the importance of pedestrian safety, how to spot hazards on a journey, the importance of using sense in road safety, how to think like a driver and understand the impact behaviour has on safety.
Take A Second returns for Year 11 students and covers how to be a safe passenger, the impact of speed on a collision, the dangers of distracting a driver, and the ways students can speak up to stay safe in a car.

A spokesperson for Sussex Safer Roads Partnership noted: “These productions are a vital tool young road users can utilise to gain the confidence they need to travel safely and independently. Whether walking to school by themselves, or as a passenger with friends, it is important that students are prepared with the knowledge they need to travel safely. Pedestrians and Young Car Drivers have been identified by SSRP as particularly high risk to being involved in a collision. Interventions such as Theatre in Education provide an engaging platform for young road users to learn important skills that will prove invaluable to future road use.

Focusing educational interventions at an early stage of student’s road user experiences will help us towards reducing the number of people Killed or Seriously Injured on Sussex roads.”

The productions tie in with further campaigns delivered by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership throughout the year. Schools that wish to book their FREE school visit, or request further information, should email communications@sussexsaferroads.gov.uk


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