Crash Bash is back

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24 Feb 2016

Teaching teens safe driving skills has gone high tech with the latest Crash Bash show from CPIT Aoraki.

The multimedia production, which will tour Canterbury schools during term 1, builds on the institute's previous award winning productions, in collaboration with the Christchurch City Council and NZ Police, to deliver messages about safe driving in an engaging performance for students in years 10 to 13. Some 14,000 students will see the 2016 show.   

"We are very pleased to be working with the council and police again to create another Crash Bash production, this time with more multimedia content. Potentially hundreds of secondary school students will see this production and the intention is that they will reconsider engaging in risky behaviour around distractions such as texting, speed and impairment while driving as a result of the messages that are powerfully conveyed in a contemporary format," CPIT Aoraki Chief Executive Kay Giles said.

National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) graduates Ben Freeth and Emily Burns deliver the live performance part of Crash Bash. 

The script has been woven into a game show format by scriptwriter Andrew Gunn, while CPIT Aoraki's New Zealand Broadcasting School created the video, and two National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) graduates Ben Freeth and Emily Burns deliver the live performance part of the show. Crash Bash 2016 was produced by NZBS TV tutor Richard Hansen.

Crash Bash 2016 will be officially launched on 19 February at 3pm in CPIT Aoraki's New Zealand Broadcasting School.