"Agents of Safety" Theatre Program Energizes California Students

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The National Theatre for Children (NTC) and Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, have partnered to educate and inspire California students and their families.

Live theatre is a great way to educate. The show goes beyond reading or other more passive methods of engaging kids.

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The National Theatre for Children (NTC) and Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, have partnered to educate and inspire California students and their families. From September 14 to October 5, professional actors from NTC will visit 32 elementary schools with live performances of Agents of Safety, sparking conversations on electrical safety in classrooms throughout Southern California Edison’s service area.

The program will focus on:

  •     How electricity is made
  •     The uses of electricity
  •     Identifying dangerous electrical situations
  •     Ways to stay safe around electricity

The live program revolves around Special Agents Moldy and Skuller, who travel the planet finding ways in which electricity is being used unsafely. With the help of student volunteers, Moldy and Skuller set off to stop the notorious Slug, who is obsessed with being dangerous around electricity.

In addition to live performances, the program includes bilingual student playbooks (print and online versions), teacher guides, e-books, and digital games and activities that align with the important concepts outlined in the live shows. Edison International sponsors every aspect of the program, making the performances and materials a cost-free supplement to lessons in science, literacy and the arts.

“Live theatre is a great way to educate,” says NTC president and founder Ward Eames. “The show goes beyond reading or other more passive methods of engaging kids. These children are watching a story unfold right before their very eyes, with the two actors playing all sorts of characters. We don’t lose the kids’ attention for a minute, because they get to respond and interact with the show. It really sticks with them.”

For a complete list of schools and locations on the tour, contact Eddie Eames at eeames@ntccorporate.com. For more information on The National Theatre for Children, visit: http://www.nationaltheatre.com.

About The National Theatre for Children
NTC is a premium provider of educational programming with operations in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. We work directly between schools and clients to promote beneficial behaviors and life skills to students in grades K-12 on a local, regional and national level.

Our award-winning educational programs are provided free for schools and are customizable to accommodate specific messages and goals for clients. Through formats including live performance, in-class discussion, graphic novels, print curriculum, and digital games and activities, we present topics such as energy conservation, safety, financial literacy, STEM, water and environmental stewardship, and health and social responsibility in ways that engage and empower students. In doing so, we are helping our clients to be forces of change for students, parents and communities.

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