Road Safety Show Information

Frequently Asked Questions?

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How long is the Road Safety Magic Show?
The main show lasts around 45 minutes. Please allow 20 minutes at the start to set up equipment and also about 15 minutes to pack down at the end. The show can be made shorter to accommodate any tighter schedules if required.
What age range is the show for?
The show is aimed at only early years and key stage 1. Due to the content of the show and the messages, it is not really suitable for older key stage 2 or 3 children. If you have a multiple form entry school and are booking extra shows then it always makes for a better show if the age ranges are mixed during the performances. The older children encourage and help the younger ones to interact. So perhaps have a class from each year in every show. Please ask David for any further help or advice.
How many children per show and how many road safety shows does my school require?
The show is very interactive with the children helping out and calling out safety messages throughout the show. This is great and keeps the children's attention and helps them remember everything. However this becomes less effective when there is more than 100-110 children. So if you have a large school, then perhaps think about having 2 or 3 shows.
Is David Tricks DBS checked?
Yes certainly and the enhanced check certificate with update service is available here to view
How long to set up the show?
Around 20 minutes to set up the show and equipment and 15 minutes to pack down. If you are holding the show in the dinner hall then please consider these extra times. If you have the 3 show option then David can do 2 shows in the morning and then pack down the equipment and then after lunch reset for the final road safety show.
What is needed for the show?
The show is completely self contained, however a power socket is required for the PA system. A performance area of approximately 3 square metres and enough room for the children to sit on the floor. David has usually driven quite a distance to the schools, so showing him the staff room for a coffee and the toilet is always appreciated. 
What will the children learn? What happens during the show?
The show starts with a serious chat of why David Tricks is at the school, then we visit different ways to cross roads using pedestrian crossings and the special road safety magic words. A magic game is played about watching out for cars that drive fast with a serious but fun ending. Also a visit from a puppet that was unfortunate to be knocked over by a car and now he has learnt the correct way to cross roads. The show is finished of with a short quiz to recap on what happened during the show, then a final cool road safety magic trick with a small prize for the helper.
How do we book?
Please call or email David, also try and have a specific week or day in mind and then David will try and accommodate you. Please bare in mind end of term times are busy so please book well in advance.
How much is the show?
David has set rate for his show and are detailed below. However, some schools will have an extra expense fee added to assist with travel costs as David is based in Brighton, Sussex. Prices for multiple shows take place on the same day at the same school. For details on how many shows your school requires please see above questions.
  • 1 x Road Safety Show -  £250
  • 2 x Road Safety Shows- £350
  • 3 x Road Safety Shows -£400
David is based in Brighton and travels in a small van and always keeps expenses low for example a school in Worthing or Lewes would not be charged any expenses. However a school in Bromley, Kent may be charged an extra £25 and maybe a School in Milton Keynes may be charged an extra £75 as accommodation and travel would be required.  Expenses will be quoted and agreed in advance before any final booking takes place.
How do we pay?
Once a quick telephone conversation has taken place (confirming the visit and discussion regarding parking, school entrance gates, DBS and ID check, correct seating of the children, power supply during the show ..etc.)  then a confirmation email will be sent along with an invoice.
IMPORTANT- Payment then needs to be made on the day or in advance. Unfortunately payment after the visit is NOT possible. Cheque payment is preferred, however bank transfer payments can also be made. An invoice will be provided and sent in advance. Please check with your school bursar that this is possible before booking.
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