SAFETY STREET 2013

 

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October , 2013

  

Following the success of Safety Street over the last 3 years, transition year students and our older person’s groups from across Limerick city and county came together to  experience various realistic scenes in a safe environment. 

Safety Street, Ireland’s first purpose built interactive centre was hugely successful in previous years. However, it was felt that the interactive centre would not be user friendly for this year’s target audience therefore our drama was set on stage and focused on the impact of relationships between our old and our young.

On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October TY over 900 students and our older persons groups from across the city and county came to look at how both groups interact, the way in which we communicate with each other and our potential learning from one another.  The audience were encouraged to look at changes or interventions for achieving more positive outcomes. This drama was held at 69 O’Connell Street (formally the Belltable) and was be facilitated by TY students from St Nessan’s Community College.

The purpose for those attending Safety Street 2013 was:

"There are false perceptions of both young and old people out there. For example, theat young people don't care about old people, which is wrong. Because young people can feel isolated too. It's not just the old. So we want to create awareness about young and old isolation and the services that are available for the elderly." Geraldine Tuite, Team Leader. Taken from the Limerick Leader on 17th October, 2013.

Safety Street 2013 initiative has been organised and funded by the Limerick City Community Safety Partnership Ltd (LCCSP). The production was written, directed and produced by Ann Blake.

For more information on this event, please contact us on +353 61 221997.