Theatre in Education

Theatre in Education

About this activity

Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils.

Hold a Theatre in Education (TIE) session to bring issues around road safety and active travel to life at your school.

Interactive TIE sessions allow pupils to engage with common real-life travel and safety situations in a safe environment, provoking discussion and creativity.  

TIE is delivered by professional educational theatre companies who are used to working with schools to understand their pupils’ particular travel needs.  

Contact your borough officer to discuss the TIE opportunities available in your local area.

Running the activity

TIE sessions work well when delivered during an assembly. Ensure you have a big enough space and any necessary technology required such as wifi or an electronic whiteboard.

To get the most out of your session, make sure you complete any pre-workshop activities, questionnaires and discussions with your pupils.

How to evidence your activity

  • Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your objectives and discuss any challenges you face
  • Record the feedback from your pupils after the TIE session
  • Sign in to STARS to add your story. Explain the activity, add photos of the session in action and include your pupils’ feedback

Activity steps

Do your research
Contact your borough officer to find out what opportunities there are for Theatre in Education in your local area
Set your targets
Discuss the options with your senior leadership team and decide on your targets for the TIE session
Be prepared
Once you’re sure you have the necessary space and technology for the TIE session, set the date
Get theatrical
On the day, remember to take pictures of the session and record feedback from pupils
Check for success
How did your pupils react to the session? Note which key messages they took on board and how this helped you to reach your targets
Share your story
Add your story to the STARS website and feedback to your borough officer


  • Curriculum

This activity counts towards:

  • Curriculum

How it helps

  • Links to PSHE curriculum
  • Uses creativity to support key travel messages


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