This morning, students in Years 10 and 11 were treated to a performance of ‘Passenger’ by Box Clever – a drama group who Hampshire County Council promote to teach road safety to KS4&5 students across the county – where they were encouraged to think before they get into each others cars.
The three actors acted out a scenario with young people going home after a night out. Through Question and Answer, ‘Passenger’ explored blame, when what starts off as an innocent night out, ends in tragedy.
Anna Robinson, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The interaction with audience helped teach our John Hanson students about making safe decisions in the future.
It was linked well to frightening facts and statistics such as 1 in 5 17-25 year olds being involved in serious road traffic accidents within 6 months of passing their test! This was hard hitting and well-pitched for our students.”
Students were left thinking about the effects of speeding and not wearing a seatbelt , as well as general decisions they make, around whose car they get in and the influence of alcohol and drugs on a drivers ability to stay safe.