Road Safety – A Play for Young Audiences in your School

More Important Things – a road safety resource for young people.

More Important Things explores road safety issues in an interactive way. The play offers the audience input into the story by presenting different options to the problems or issues showcased by the performers as they look at the dangers and life changing accidents that occur on roads when a busy young teenager is distracted by ‘more important things.’

‘’The pupils really enjoyed the performance. The story was engaging and I think that they related to the characters.  Although there were some harrowing moments, I particularly liked the way that the children could ‘rewind’ the story, suggest some different actions that the characters could take and then contribute to an alternative outcome. Pupils were also keen to participate, felt empathy with the characters and were reminded of what is safe behaviour when crossing roads’’.
Teacher from Hague Primary

‘’Pupils really identified with the characters. The fact that the characters were introduced really helped the pupils engage with the play and better understand it. The other themes that the play touched upon also prompted good PHSE/philosophy for children discussions in class including bullying, peer pressure, exclusion and friendships).’’
Teacher from St Luke’s Primary

More Important Things was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Road Safety and Half Moon. Half Moon has toured this performance for Year 5 and 6 classes each year since 2012.

For Further information from the Tower Hamlets Road Safety Team contact:

Donovan Thomas
Road Safety Officer
London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Mulberry Place
P.O. Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
LONDON. E14 1BY
T: 020 7354 2221
E: donovan.thomas@towerhamlets.gov.uk

More Important Things 2018 Tour

More Important Things tours Tower Hamlets and Southwark, June 2018. 

In partnership with the Tower Hamlets Road Safety Team we are able to offer classes in Year 6 (and some Year 5 classes) a FREE in-school theatre performance of More Important Things this June.

Up to 90 children can see a performance and we can offer your school one or two performances depending on the size of your school.

We can offer up to 3 performances a day and usual slots are 9.30am, 11am and 1.30pm. These of course can be amended considering break and lunch times.

  • Maximum number of children per performance is 90
  • Performance lasts an hour. This includes watching the show and a simple follow up Forum based activity with the young people, giving the audience an opportunity to be a part of an interactive discussion about the issues raised.
  • The performance must take place in the hall and our performers will need time before the performance and afterwards to set up (minimum 1 hour) and pack down (20 minutes)

If you are interested in having the performance at your school, please contact Androulla: androulla@halfmoon.org.uk / 020 7709 8908.

More Important Things – The Film

A Half Moon film commissioned by Tower Hamlets Road Safety.

Thanks to funding from Tower Hamlets Road Safety we were able to create a film of More Important Things. The film above is available as a free resource to highlight the consequences that can occur when we are distracted on the road. The film is designed to open a discussion with young people about road safety and to encourage them to make safer choices when travelling around.