Puppet shows enforce child safety messages
The children love the energy of the performances Clare Thomson
Constable Care was out on the road last week taking his safety messages to regional school students across the central Great Southern.
The iconic Constable character came with the Child Safety Foundation’s travelling educational roadshow to teach regional children about bullying, protective behaviours, road safety and cyber safety.
Students at Braeside and Katanning primary schools took part in the antibullying Frenemies performance, which encourages audience participation to roleplay solutions to real-life issues. Performers Clare Thomson said Constable Care shows gave students the skills they needed to make good decisions about their safety.
“The children love the energy of the performances,” she said.
Ms Thomson said the Frenemies performance was particularly engaging.
“This show uses an approach called Forum Theatre, which encourages students to collaborate with the actors to role-play solutions to real-life issues,” she said.
As well as Katanning primary schools Constable Care also visited Williams Primary School, Wagin District High School, Dumbleyung Primary School, Pingelly Primary School, Narrogin Primary School, and Kojonup District High School.
Constable Care performers Clare Thomson and David Kinsman with Katanning police Constable Cameron Johnson.