CPIT road safety show wins national award

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01 Sep 2015

It was conceived as a live theatre experience to highlight road safety to secondary school students and four years on Crash Bash has achieved its aims and won a national award.

Produced and performed by graduates from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, Crash Bash is now seen by some 12,000 students around Canterbury over 37 performances during February. Supported by Christchurch City Council (CCC) and the Canterbury Police, the show explores issues such as the consequences of losing your licence and the dangers of behaviour such as texting while driving.

The script is devised following harrowing real case studies that the police shared with the Crash Bash team. A new show is produced each year – 2015's Crash Bash was The Hot Seat, an energetic and interactive game-show style production.

CCC submitted Crash Bash for an award at the annual Trafinz conference and it won the leadership award.