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Young people help deliver drink-drive message

Monday 8th December 2014

Police and other partners in Road Safety Wales are using a series of videos produced by students to highlight the consequences of drink driving.

The videos were the winners of the seventh All Wales Multimedia Competition which challenged schools, colleges and youth groups to devise, perform and record a presentation with an anti drink-drive message.

The four regional winners each received a £500 prize and saw their work premiered at the All Wales winter drink drive campaign launch at Dyfed Powys Police HQ, Carmarthen.

The winning entry for the Dyfed Powys Police region is by Gwilym Short and Morgan Jones from Llanidloes High School. The pair created the “Pie-Eyed Pilgrimage” to successfully deploy comedy to impart a serious message.

The winning entry from the North Wales Police region, “You Booze, You Cruise” was created by pupils from Coleg Cambria in Wrexham.

Tom Parsons from Coleg Gwent at Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone created the winning entry for the Gwent Police Force region. Tom utilised his animation skills to emphasise the importance of thinking about the potential consequences before acting.

The winning entry for the South Wales Police region comes from Spark Blaenymaes Youth Project from Swansea. Their film “Truth or Dare” is a drama based around the serious, life changing implications of drinking and driving.

Susan Storch, chair of Road Safety Wales, said: “I would like to congratulate all the participants who took the time and effort to consider this vitally important message.

“I hope these films and poster will serve as a timely reminder that drink driving is illegal, unacceptable and foolish.”

All four films can be viewed on the Road Safety Wales YouTube channel.


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