Driving the message home

Learner and novice drivers at St Neots Community College were reminded of the potential perils of their new-found independence by actors from Peterborough's Key Theatre. Some 90 sixth formers, aged 16 and 17, from the college took part in a theatre worksh

Learner and novice drivers at St Neots Community College were reminded of the potential perils of their new-found independence by actors from Peterborough's Key Theatre.Some 90 sixth formers, aged 16 and 17, from the college took part in a theatre workshop, based on the theme of road safety. Visiting members of the Key Theatre in Education Group performed the drama, entitled It Could Be You, which deals with the aftermath of a tragic road crash, involving three school friends. With many of the students now taking driving lessons or recently passing their tests, the production aimed to raise awareness of the wide variety of safety issues on the roads.Following the performance, the teenagers had the opportunity to participate in an interactive workshop.Head of sixth form and assistant principal at the college, Geoff Watts, said: "It's so important that we do all we can to encourage our young people to be aware of the issues involved in road safety."This theatrical presentation and workshop vividly demonstrated to our students how a lack of concentration and a variety of intrusive elements can prove very dangerous - even fatal - to both drivers and passengers."We have in place at the college a number of strategies and initiatives to encourage our students to think about all aspects of road safety. This we hope will ensure that they take an even greater interest in their personal safety and security, whether they are drivers, passengers or pedestrians."Pictured above is a scene from the play, with St Neots Community College student Ross George "driving" the car and actors Louise Gookey, Tracey Penn and Tim Britton.

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