Safety Street 2011

Following the success of Safety Street 2010, teenagers from various youth groups in LimerickCity once again worked their way through an interactive centre where they experienced various realistic scenarios in a safe environment. This year’s interactive drama project focused on the impact of drugs on the individual, the family and the wider community. 

From Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd September, 2011 in Limerick Institute of Technology, 200 teenagers engaged in drama workshops facilitated by individuals from local community groups. Safety Street 2011 was an interactive drama experience whereby teenagers were given the opportunity to interact with volunteer actors to learn about the effects of using drugs. Teenagers were encouraged to suggest changes or interventions for achieving more positive outcomes.

The scenarios included:

The Safety Street initiative has been organised and funded in partnership with the Mid-Western Drugs Taskforce, the Probation Service, Regeneration Board, the Vocational Educational Committee (VEC), and Limerick City Community Safety Partnership Ltd.

“We hope to encourage young people to look at their behaviour and the impact of this behaviour on themselves, their families and their community. We have consulted with partner agencies when developing the scenarios and held focus groups with local teenagers not only to get their feedback but also to perform in the scenarios,” explained, Geraldine Tuite, Team Leader, Limerick Community Co-Ordinators.

“This event will once again provide an excellent opportunity to see the constructive and practical actions taken by partner agencies to tackle the issue of drugs but also related anti-social behaviour and personal safety”,  she added.

For more information on the 'Safety Street' Initiative, please feel free to contact us.

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