Year Seven students at Felpham Community College took part in an interactive workshop run by Sussex Safer Roads aimed at raising awareness of road safety with young adults.
Funded by West Sussex County Council, ‘Streetwise’ theatre company visited FCC on the morning of October 11 and ran two workshops for the whole Year Seven group.
They highlighted through drama sketches the increased dangers young people should be aware of these days when walking and cycling.
With mobile phones, music devices and headphones becoming more and more popular they showcased how being engrossed with technology whilst travelling can cause serious consequences.
Students were encouraged to ask questions at the end with the cast still in character to reinforce the message that technology should not be used on the move so people can stay focused on staying safe.
Nicola Coney, curriculum leader for drama, said: “We have banned mobile phones and music devices on the school site within the school day however it is clear students are quite dependent on technology at other times. This production was aimed at making them realise that walking with your face fixed on a screen, or music blaring out of your headphones, is not a safe way to travel. We hope it got the message home to students the importance of road safety. Thank you to ‘Streetwise’ as it was an enjoyable workshop but relayed a hard hitting message.”
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