ATCO explores the “Origin of Power Woman”
By Anthony Capkun
May 5, 2015 – The ATCO Energy Theatre is on the road again this month with a new safety performance—“Power Team: Origin of Power Woman”—with the aim of getting students “giggling and singing” while learning to be safe around electricity and natural gas.
“We believe live theatre is a particularly effective educational tool,” said Bobbi Lambright, president, ATCO Electric, Distribution Division. “We’re using the power of theatre to tell a story that is relevant to their world while providing important information students can bring home and start applying immediately.”
Offered free-of-charge to elementary schools in 31 communities across central and southern Alberta (in communities served by ATCO Gas and ATCO Electric), the ATCO Energy Theatre uses edutainment to teach young children lessons about the safe use and benefits of electricity and natural gas.
Since its introduction in 2007, ATCO says its Energy Theatre has edutained over 112,000 students, teachers and school principals “in every corner of the province”.