A local firm of solicitors has joined forces with one of the best orchestras in the world to produce a series of concerts for children with a road safety theme.
Broad Street based DBS Law currently works in partnership with Birmingham City Council’s Smarter Choices team to provide road safety classes for children of primary school age. In order to widen the appeal of these, it has called upon the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to create a series of concerts that will capture the imagination of younger people across the West Midlands.
The concerts will be performed at the CBSO Centre from early 2013. DBS Law executives and the Smarter Choices Team at Birmingham City Council hope to reach around 3,000 Key Stage 1 primary school children from 55 schools in Birmingham before the end of the summer holidays, keeping more of Birmingham’s children safe on the roads.
The brain behind the project is DBS Law Director Zeeshan Masood who said: “The current road show features an animated film and an appearance by a giant clock, one of the firm’s logos. It’s proved to be very popular with children and teachers so far.
“We have since been struggling to find ways to get out in front of more children but our friends at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra have stepped up to provide an awesome opportunity to entertain thousands of children with a musical message to keep them safe. The whole project is a great example of the private, voluntary and public sectors working together for the good of our community.”
CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock said, “DBS Law has been a corporate supporter of ours for two years. When they spoke with us about a commission to create and perform a series of concerts for Key Stage 1 & 2 primary school children with a theme of road safety, we were thrilled and jumped at the opportunity. Our musicians regularly perform in schools to thousands of children but this project brings together key passionate local business in order to really make a difference.
“DBS Law has been and enthusiastic and engaging supporter and we’re looking forward to what the future holds for this relationship.”
Mike Cooper of Birmingham City Council’s Smarter Choices Team said: “It’s great to see more of our children learning important road safety skills. The council is always looking for innovative ways of working and the concerts are an excellent example of how the Smarter Choices team is working creatively with private sector partners.”