Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Road safety is a riot at Harris Academy!

OVER 100 students at the Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred, were read The Riot Act last week (Tuesday 3 November).

They were among hundreds of secondary school pupils who took part in road safety awareness sessions with artists The Riot Act in recent days.

The three actors looked at safety issues, pressure to not follow sensible rules from friends and the youngsters were also asked to evaluate the team’s performance with the ultimate question: Who is responsible?

Tuesday’s show was shared with Deputy Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Cathy Kent who said afterwards: “Road accidents are the single largest killer of children aged 11 to 16 with more than 60 per cent of all childhood deaths in this category.

“As a mum – who may have read the riot act myself in the past – I know the messages are so important.

“I was very impressed with the council’s road safety team securing funding for The Riot Act to come to the borough.

“The performance was excellent and certainly seemed to engage the young people.”

Thurrock’s road safety team works closely with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership which includes Southend and Essex councils.


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