On Monday 18 November, Conisborough College hosted the launch of Road Safety Week 2013, in conjunction with road safety charity BRAKE.
In the run up to Road Safety Week, Conisborough Media Studies students produced a road safety advert as part of the '2young2die' competition.
The competition criteria was that the advert had to be a powerful, hard-hitting campaign that was under a minute in length. The focus of the advert was 'Distraction'
On the day of the launch, students got the opportunity to showcase their campaign ad to visitors from BRAKE charity and locl police, who were very impressed.
Students learned about the many different sorts of distractions that drivers face everyday from driving distraction expert Dr Nick Reed and about the possible consequences of those distractions from Inspector David Osborne.
After a session on the driving simulator while being distracted by friends and by text messages, students concluded that driving should be a time for pure concerntration and not a time for catching up with friends or conducting business.
"I wanted to make a difference by helping students to create a short film about road safety. They chose distraction as a topic and I'm very proud of what they have achieved". Mr M. Lloyd - Drama & Media Teacher
A big thank you to BRAKE charity for choosing Conisborough College to host the launch of Road Saety Week 2013 and to Dr Reed and Inspector Osborne for attending on the day. Our students had an enjoyable and eye opening day.
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