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Team launches 'Game of Life'
4,000 South Lanarkshire young people will be the first to try a new board game designed by the Council's Road Safety Team.
The game is based on Snakes and Ladders - but with road crossing patrol 'lollipops' replacing the ladders and twisty roads in place of snakes. Question cards, which players must answer if they land on 'Stop' or 'Go' squares, add another dimension. The questions can be tailored to different age groups, with more challenging questions for older children.
A giant version of the game will be used in road safety training sessions for young people across South Lanarkshire.
Road safety training officer Eleanor Gibson came up with the idea. "An important part of our work is developing new ideas to keep the road safety message fresh," she said. "When I suggested we design a board game the whole team put on their thinking caps. We have had a lot of fun testing it out and I am sure it will be an instant hit when we take it out on the road."
A pocket size version of the game will be handed out to primary school pupils after they have played the giant version during safety training courses over the next six weeks.
For further information contact Andrew Thompson on 01698 454359, or Andrew.Thompson@southlanarkshire.gsx.gov.uk