Road safety through magic

Around 3,500 primary pupils in Aberdeenshire are being given the opportunity to learn practical road safety skills through the medium of magic.

The Road Safety Magic Show is appearing at primary schools across the region from until Friday, November 9, 2012.

The initiative is part of a three-year rolling programme which means all Primary 1-3 pupils – approximately 8,300 in total – have the chance to see the show.

The one-hour Road Safety as if by Magic show, by Scottish Champions of Stage Magic, Alan Innes and Allan Petrie of Allansmagic, focuses on getting the key message of
“Stop, Look, Listen and Think” over to younger children.

Road Safety as if by Magic also addresses topics such as using road crossings, holding hands to cross the road and walking and cycling
safely.

Children will also have a chance to see special guest “Robbie the Dog” who sings about the Green Cross
Code.

The show, organised by Aberdeenshire Council’s Transport Strategy Unit, in partnership with Grampian Police’s Road Safety Unit, is specially tailored to the age and understanding of the young audience, and has proven popular with pupils, teachers and parents in previous
years.

Chair of the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr Peter Argyle, said: “It is vital that children learn about road safety from an early age and great if we can teach them in such an exciting and innovative
way. This is a fantastic way to deliver key safety message of Stop, Look, Listen and Think to thousands of children in Aberdeenshire.”