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Half Moon is working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Road Safety Team on an exciting project to draw attention to the important issue of road safety, in a bid to reduce accidents on the borough’s roads.
Our play, More Important Things will tour to secondary schools in the borough during Road Safety Week 2013 (18-24 November) and will explore road safety issues in an interactive way. Students will be offered the chance to contribute to the show’s outcomes using a technique known as Forum Theatre, whereby students will be able to suggest different outcomes that are then re-enacted by the cast. The title of the play, More Important Things, refers to the dangers encountered and life-changing accidents that occur on roads and the impact that serious injury and death can have upon the lives of young people, families and friends.
The play will be seen by over 1,400 Tower Hamlets pupils from Swanlea, Raines Foundation, Bow Boys, Sir John Cass, St Paul’s Way, Oaklands and Bishop Challoner Boys and Girls schools.
More Important Things was developed with Year 7 classes at Bethnal Green Academy, to ensure the voices and real experiences of young people are reflected by the show’s content Chris Elwell said:
“Road accidents can have a devastating effect on the lives of young people and their families and we are pleased to be working on a project that addresses this important issue alongside Tower Hamlets Road Safety Team and Road Safety Week 2013”