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Captain Safety Roadshow


Captain Safety and his band of merry helpers will be in residence at the Civic Theatre, Bedford for the week commencing 24th January 2011.

Performing to hundreds of local school children throughout the week, Captain Safety will be capturing children’s interest and imagination while delivering important road safety messages.

Captain Safety is a superhero, who is woken from his sleep to help children learn how to deal with crossing the road. Joining him in this crusade is Billy, a young boy who didn’t heed the warnings of busy roads and has been injured; his message is a simple one, “Don’t be like me – always remember the Green Cross Code.”

The show runs twice a day from Monday 24th – Friday 28th January at 11am and 1pm. Every lower school in the borough has been invited with transport provided meaning hundreds of 7-9 year olds will be able to join in with the Captain Safety Road Show 2011.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “The Captain Safety Road Show teaches extremely important messages but in a way children can relate to and get involved with. It uses special effects, music and encourages the audience to get involved with the show.

“Road safety is a vitally important message and this fun and energetic show will help us to encourage our young people to take a safe and responsible attitude towards road safety.”

Audience participation is an integral part of the show and encourages the children to take the safety messages on board. They are taught a road safety rap and also encouraged to stomp, clap and make plenty of noise!

They will also get to meet the show’s baddie, Jimmy White Board, a magical marker board that comes to life as well as Jemima the ostrich who has plenty of fun messages.

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