Year 9 students, had a visit from Tiny Giants to perform ‘Perfect’. This is part of Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s (SERP) road safety programme and delivered to highlight passenger responsibilities.
‘Perfect’ starts like a sitcom in its slick delivery. The play’s infectious characters and their idiosyncratic relationships had the audience instantly smiling. Using naturalistic acting, narration, physical theatre, and popular music, the performance and its story line had our students enthralled. We watched the build-up to a crash involving Anne (13). Anne is a perfectly normal, pretty young girl, who after being thrown through a windscreen in a car accident, had over three hundred stitches to her face and head because she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. Anne had to live with the constant reminder of how important a seatbelt really is. There were some hard-hitting themes contained within this play, including the mention of Anne’s suicide.
The key messages from this performance are: Always wear a seatbelt and do not distract the driver. We’d be grateful if parents would discuss this performance with their children at home and reinforce key messages about road safety.