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Southwestern Electric Power Co. has partnered with The National Theatre for Children to educate students and their families about electrical safety. The livestream program is available for grades K-5 in SWEPCO's three-state service area of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

While SWEPCO and NTC have partnered for many years, this fall the program has been adapted into an all-digital alternative, according to company officials.

"Given the unpredictability of the current school year, e-learning programs that can be delivered remotely to teachers and students are an important way to reinforce the curriculum and form connections in this time of social distancing," said Carey Sullivan, director of communications. "'The live stream event, called 'The Safety Circus,' allows SWEPCO to bring vital electrical safety information to schools and families."

The program focuses on how electricity is made, the uses of electricity, identifying dangerous electrical situations and ways to stay safe around electricity.

The live stream features a live host who introduces the program, sets up and recaps a series of four educational videos, and leads a question and answer session in which students and teachers can submit questions for the host to answer live in real time.

The four educational videos feature a variety of characters in humorous situations revolving around electricity.

The live stream events are supplemented by student playbooks as well as a full digital curriculum including games, activities, e-books, hands-on lessons, assessments for educators and smart speaker apps. SWEPCO's sponsorship makes the livestream event and supplemental curriculum a cost-free addition to lessons in science, literacy and the arts.

For more information about "The Safety Circus" livestream event, visit online.

NTC is a premium provider of educational programming with operations in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

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