“I walk to my school and back home every day; it continues to be an unpleasant experience.”
“I am really scared of the big cars and buses that go so fast on the road.”
“I feel like telling the drivers driving the big cars and buses that they are not the only ones on the road.”
“Bus drivers think they own the road because they are big.”
“I am extremely scared of crossing the road.”
These were some of the responses of ten and eleven year olds from Swarn Public School, Khirkee extn, New Delhi. They were asked to share how they felt while walking on the road.
This and many such feelings, dreams, ideas and thoughts about the roads around them were shared by these children as a part of a week long theatre workshop that we facilitated. These were then, together with the children, woven in to a play.
Watch the video of the play...