Pupils take a Game of Chance

Residents / 12 Mar 2018

Pupils across Peterborough will be taking part in an interactive road safety game show. Game of Chance aims to highlight the dangers young people may face when out on the roads and the tragic consequences they could face just by taking a chance.

Game of Chance is delivered by Ginificent Theatre Company and combines both road safety and sustainable travel, covering key messages such as cycle/pedestrian safety, distractions and journey planning.

In 2016, 27 children aged 8 – 11 were injured on Peterborough’s roads. Children aged 10 and 11 years will start to make independent journeys and may be more at risk of being involved in a road traffic collision.

Councillor Irene Walsh, cabinet member for communities said “Education theatre is a highly effective way to inform children about important road safety issues. This production allows pupils to identify dangerous situations and learn in a safe environment in a fun and interactive way.

"Pupils will see and hear about some of the consequences and dangers they may experience when out on the roads. The aim of this morning is for students to arrive at the simple conclusion that it is all about their own choices."

Game of Chance is just one of the activities being delivered to promote road safety in primary schools. Other initiatives include pedestrian training, scooter training, junior travel ambassador scheme, and road safety workshops.