Edison International and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have partnered to educate and inspire California students. This fall, professional actors from NTC will visit 40 elementary schools with live performances of Agents of Safety, sparking conversations on electrical safety in classrooms throughout Edison International’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 Moldy and Skuller, secret agents traveling the planet to find ways in which electricity is being used unsafely. When headquarters sends them an urgent message about an electrical crisis, they are soon on the slimy trail of the Slug, who is obsessed with using electricity dangerously. With the help of student volunteers, Agents Moldy and Skuller set off to stop the Slug.
In addition to live performances, the program includes bi-lingual 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.
With 40 years of experience in educational programming, NTC founder and president Ward Eames is confident the format works. “We educate kids, of course,” Eames explains, “but the information is presented in such a fun, energetic way that students will remember it for years to come. And we choose topics carefully to make sure the message is valuable and useful to those students.”
Performances are taking place September 18 through October 13 in Visalia, Tulare, Oxnard, Hanford, Santa Barbara, Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga, among others.
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 or national level.