Quest students from Years 11, 12 and 13 have participated in a Road Safety awareness workshop. A team of three actor-facilitators came into school to explore the causes of crashes on the road and pedestrian influences, which disproportionately affect16 – 24 year olds, the largest single cause of deaths for this age group.

The workshop was based around a professional theatre performance of “Chain Reaction”, followed by interactive workshops and evaluation. The play covered:the causes for death and serious injury (highlighting distraction and peer influence), the impact of road crashes on victims and perpetrators and those around them, the legal ramifications of acts of carelessness and risk on the road, skills to stay safe as pedestrians and passengers, how best to manage peer pressure and how to positively influence others, and our rights and responsibilities on the road.

The workshop was well received by students who appreciated the standard of acting and the non-patronising way in which the content was delivered.