A THOUGHT-PROVOKING play will be touring eight secondary schools in Stockton borough next week to warn pupils not to play near roads.

Stockton Borough Council, in partnership with theatre company Stopwatch, will present Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

The play explores road safety issues, as well as peer pressure, bullying and children's relationships with their parents.

About 1,500 year seven pupils will watch the play and will then take part in an interactive workshop.