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Dewsbury pupils star in road safety videos

Monday 24th August 2015

The Kirklees Road Safety Partnership has worked with pupils from two Dewsbury primary schools and media students from Kirklees College to create a series of 10 short road safety videos.

Filmed at Dewsbury Fire Station, the films feature pupils from Thornhill Lees’ Headfield Junior School and Paradise Primary School talking about the importance of wearing seatbelts and the dangers of overcrowding in cars.

The videos are part of a new road safety app to help deliver road safety messages to schoolchildren and their parents.

Chris Kirby, chair of the Kirklees Road Safety Partnership, said: “Using the children to give the message not only helps educate the children, our future drivers, but gives them a powerful voice to bring the message to their parents.”

The website also includes a Parental Pledge to promise to ensure that “those they love and who love them” always wear a seat belt, alongside links to the latest seat belt law information.

Talking to the Huddersfield Examiner, Ravi Singh, tutor at Kirklees College’s media department, said: “It was a great opportunity for the level 3 media students to get some hands-on practical experience as part of their course work. As well as the filming, editing and production of the videos, they undertook the script work.”



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