pupils give up free time to spread safety word
Pupils from Priory Secondary School in Portsmouth have been
recently touring a road safety play to raise safety awareness among
pupils at its feeder schools and the local community.
The pupils identified the play, Why did the chicken cross
the road?, as the ideal way to stress the importance of wearing
a properly fitted cycle helmet. The play, written by Mark Wheeller,
portrays the risk taking and decisions that young pedestrians have
to take account of every day.
three months pupils gave up their free time to rehearse and shape
the play to address local road safety issues identified within their
School Travel Plan (STP).
Raising road safety awareness through drama was identified in the
STP as a useful way of educating young children about road conditions
in the recently constructed 20mph School Safety Zone around several
primary schools in the area.
Pupils from Priory School were deemed most suitable to perform the
play as it was their school STP that originally identified the road
safety engineering solutions that have now been put into place.
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