HERTS ADVERTISER - ST. ALBANS, UK - 9TH APRIL 1976
IT'S LESSON TIME WITH 'MR SAFETY'
ACTOR Jason Conrad brought his road safety survival show to four schools in St. Albans this week as part of a nationwide campaign to show children how to us the Green Cross Code.
His first venue was Bernard's Heath Infants School in Sandridge Road, St. Albans, where for 45 minutes the children participated in a pantomime entitled The Cresta Bear Road Show, using miniature vehicles and traffic features.
They were shown the dangers of parked vehicles, how to use pedestrian crossings and seat belts, and how to play safely.
Jason Conrad's show has appeared all over Britain and has been seen by more than a million children. It has earned the 39-year-old actor the title "Mr Safety".
Jason, who now lives in Matlock, Derbyshire, is married and has five children, three of whom were born in London Colney, one in St. Albans and one in Barnet.
"Mr Safety" started his road shows three years ago after witnessing a tragic accident involving a child.
Miss Barbara Clements, headmistress at Bernard's Heath Infant School, said: "The children were absolutely awestruck by the show. It seems to have had more more effect on them than straight talks and slides because it is more real."
Other venues in the St. Albans area were Fleetville Infants School, Aboyne Lodge Infants School, and SS Alban and Stephen Infants School.
"We are most fortunate in having Mr Safety's expertise on the National Executive Council of the association. Welcome!"
Association Of Home Safety Officers