Jun 26

Would you Jump? Water safety initiative scoops top prize

An initiative to raise awareness of the dangers of swimming and tombstoning in busy maritime areas in Cardiff Bay has won top prize in the Environment Category at the Arts & Business Cymru Awards.

The joint partnership project between Cardiff Harbour Authority and the Port of Milford Haven commissioned Theatr na nÓg to devise and perform a piece of theatre which raises awareness of the issue. The theatre company worked with pupils from years 6-8 in both Cardiff and Milford Haven, as well as giving public performances on the waterfronts.

 Would you Jump? Has been seen by over 1,000 people and both Cardiff Harbour Authority and the Port of Milford Haven reported a decrease in anti-social behavior during summer 2017.

The project has been so successful in promoting a key water safety message that the sponsors have increased their investment in 2018. This will enable a second stage, involving writing workshops for pupils in both Cardiff and Milford Haven, who will develop a sequel to the original play. The judges agreed that this impressive collaboration was the clear winner of this category.

The project is sponsored by The Waterloo Foundation & University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

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