Centre stage for road safety

HUNDREDS of primary and secondary schoolchildren across Thurrock are gearing up for a theatre treat.

In all the MOMO theatre will be visiting 30 schools in the borough over the next few weeks.

The highly acclaimed theatre group, which specialise in performing shows about sustainability and the environment, will be performing two different shows — Car-less Talk for the primaries and The Man from the Council for secondary school students.

Both plays deal with road safety issues and sustainable travel choices.

The shows have been funded under the Department of Transport’[s, Local Sustainable Transport Fund following Thurrock Council’s success in bidding for £5 million funding for a package of measures over four years.

The council’s road safety team is working with Thurrock’s schools to highlight the importance of road safety.

Cllr Andy Smith, the council’s portfolio holder for Regeneration, said: “Road safety, especially for our children, is a very important issue and this is a fun and interactive way to get the messages across — promoting sustainable travel such as walking or cycling at the same time.

“Cycling to school is not only good for the local environment, it’s a great way to be healthy and have fun.”

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