Safety Street 2012

Following the success of Safety Street 2010 and 2011, transition year students from across Limerickcity and county once again worked their way through an interactive centre where they will experience various realistic scenarios in a safe environment. 

Safety Street, Ireland’s first purpose built interactive centre was hugely successful in 2010 and 2011. This year’s drama project focused on the impact of bullying, including cyber- bullying.

From Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th  September, 2012 the students engaged in drama workshops  in The Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) which was facilitated by students from Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh.

Safety Street 2012 was an interactive drama experience whereby the students were given the opportunity to interact with local students to learn about the effects of all forms of bullying.  The students were encouraged to suggest changes or interventions for achieving more positive outcomes.

The purpose for this year's Safety Street 2012 was:

The drama was followed by discussions and Q&A sessions with representatives from voluntary organisations providing further information, guidance and leaflets on bullying, its effects and supports available.

Safety Street 2012 initiative has been organised and funded by the Limerick City Community Safety Partnership Ltd (LCCSP).

Geraldine Tuite, Team Leader with the LCSSP Co-Ordinators, said “It is important to remind young people that they have choices and to be aware of the consequences of those choices”. I believe,Safety Streetdelivers key safety messages in a unique and innovative way and I’m sure that this event focusing on the impact of bullying will be hugely beneficial to the teenagers that will attend on the day. It is hoped the event will encourage young people to look at their behaviour and the impact of any form of bullying on another”.

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

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