Road safety drama to visit Shropshire primary schools

Released by Shropshire County Council

Hundreds of Shropshire primary school children will be learning about road safety when a special drama performance tours ten county schools from Monday 30 October.

'Cat Ninelives in Deepest Trubble' is a drama packed full of fun, music and madcap characters, that teaches children about topics such as cycle safety, pedestrian responsibility and, above all, common sense.

It follows the character of 'Cat' as she goes on a quest, with the help of the audience, to find the answers to a safe lifestyle on the road.

It is hoped over 2000 five to eleven year-olds will be watching the production.

Caroline House, Road Safety Officer, with Shropshire County Council, said: "Theatre in education is a fun and memorable way of helping to make children aware of the dangers of the road. We hope the children watching the play will remember the important messages and are delighted to bring this superb drama group back to the county to perform this lively, popular production."

The play will be performed by the Walking Forward Theatre Company, whose Shropshire tour has been organised and funded by Shropshire County Council, with sponsorship from Bridgnorth District Community Safety Partnership. It forms part of Shropshire County Council's developing programme of bringing road safety education and training into schools and colleges.

Monday 30 Oct Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury 9.45am-10.45am

Monday 30 Oct Coleham County Primary School, Shrewsbury 1.45pm-2.45pm

Tuesday 31 Oct Grange Junior School, Shrewsbury 9.45am-10.45am

Tuesday 31 Oct Mount Pleasant Juniors, Shrewsbury 2pm-3pm

Wednesday 1 Nov St John's RC School, Bridgnorth 9.15am-10.15am

Wednesday 1 Nov St Leonards CP School, Bridgnorth 2.15pm-3.15pm

Thursday 2 Nov John Wilkinson School, Broseley 10am-11am

Thursday 2 Nov Oxon CE School, Shrewsbury 1.45pm-2.45pm

Friday 3 Nov Castlefields CP School, Bridgnorth 10am-11am

Friday 3 Nov St Mary's Bluecoat CE Primary School 2pm-3pm

17th October, 2006