Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Crash Bash 2014

FYI - Crash Bash 2014

Crash Bash is a road safety education programme targeted at secondary school students (years 10-13). The initiative uses a stage performance to raise awareness of the risks associated with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and peer pressure.

Key take-out messages to the targeted teenage audience are about the consequences of making poor choices which can have a life-long impact as a result of a crash.

Crash Bash is toured and performed annually by graduates from CPIT’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art School (NASDA). The cast develop a script and choreographed the show using an effective mix of contemporary drama and music.

The road show theme is changed yearly to reflect new information from key stakeholders including Police, Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) and a school advisory group. This information may draw on real life case studies and current substance and driving trends affecting young people.

Crash Bash key messaging supports one of the goals of the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan to create safe healthy liveable communities. This is achieved by adopting the safe system approach to road safety, aligned to the national strategy Safe Journeys.

Crash Bash Tour 2014

Titled “Gutted”, this year’s production focuses on the long-term effects of road crashes caused by the combination of driving and substance use.

“Gutted” follows the story of make believe character “Lance”, who crashes when driving home after a friend’s birthday. The crash results in the death of his best friend Tom.

Fast forward a few years and Lance still finds himself paying the price of killing his best friend. Throughout the performance he struggles to regain social normality with the hope of seeking redemption and reconciliation.

Lance’s struggle highlights the personal consequences of a bad choice made earlier in life.

School Involvement

This year’s road show will reach 14,000 Canterbury teenagers with performances scheduled across several schools.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news