It really couldn’t get any better, or safer.
A partnership between Queensland Theatre and the RACQ has seen Road Safety Workshops experienced by some 400 students across the state this year; interactive workshops delivered by members of Queensland Theatre to new or soon-to-be drivers on how to stay safe on the roads! It’s an important initiative as statistics show that young drivers aged between 16 years and 24 years are over-represented in crash numbers.
The workshops have been staged each lunchtime during Queensland Theatre’s recent regional tour (on performance days) and during the Brisbane residency of the schools program, called The Scene Project.
Over the past three months (yep, during lockdown) 86 schools across Queensland have taken part in the 8-week digital unit, The Scene Project with Queensland Theatre. That’s over 1000 students and includes schools from Brisbane, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, Warwick, Ayr, Bundaberg, Charters Towers, Gladstone, Gympie, Mackay, Rockhampton, Mt Isa, Townsville, Whitsundays and Innisfail.
Each lunchtime the RACQ Road Safety Workshop has been delivered by Queensland Theatre!
Queensland Theatre’s Education and Youth Team work closely with RACQ’s education team to make sure the messaging for the workshops is fresh each year and the format relevant to a young audience.
With the creatives leading, it gets a serious message across through a super engaging medium.