PALMDALE – “A Bug’s Light!” entertained and educated students about electricity safety Friday, Oct. 2, at Anaverde Hills Elementary School in Palmdale. The interactive electrical safety play, sponsored by Southern California Edison (SCE), is on an 82-performance, 40-school run that ends this week.
Staged by The National Theatre for Children, the engaging live production teaches students and their families how to stay safe around electricity. SCE offers the production as part of its public safety outreach efforts.
“’A Bug’s Light!’ is a wonderful way to educate children early and often about the benefits and hazards of electricity in an entertaining environment,” stated Don Neal, SCE’s director of Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety.
“SCE wants our customers to understand electricity can be hazardous and we think this program is vital in that it educates our children and young adults as early as possible,” Neal added.
In addition to urging students to stay away from downed wires and to call 911 whenever they see them, the production teaches children how electricity is made and used, how to identify hazardous situations inside and outside their homes and generally how to stay safe around electricity.
The production also features a combination of interactive learning techniques, a live assembly performance using professional actors, a classroom curriculum, homework assignments and activity books in English and Spanish that students can take home and share with their families.
“A Bug’s Light!” also visited Discovery School in Lancaster on Friday, Oct. 2, according to SCE.
For more information about electrical safety, visit sce.com.
[Information via Edison newsroom.]