Road safety for 3,000 children

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MORE than 3,000 South Yorkshire students will be getting a lesson in road safety thanks to a touring theatre company visiting their schools.

The theatre in education performances, by Quickfoot Live, will be aimed at Year 8 students and based on issues including risk taking, peer pressure and distraction.

The show concentrates on a character called Jen and her dream of competing in the Olympics and looks at the dangers she faces every day on her journey to and from school.

A post-production workshop will give audiences a chance to discuss the main points of the play.

Karen Vickers, of the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, said “Key messages focus on the dangers of taking risks as a pedestrian and the importance of paying the road your full attention.”