Pupils to take part in YouTube road safety video

Children who took part in a Your Call road safety project are to be made into YouTube stars.

Over the last few months, schools in the borough have taking part in a project which saw pupils come up with radio jingles which can be used to educate both drivers and children about the importance of road safety.

Now the jingles will be turned into a YouTube video by media students at Blackburn College.

The film will also be used throughout the year in schools.

The schools which will be taking part in the latest project include Ashleigh, St Anne’s and Pleckgate.

Filming has already taken place outside Ashleigh school and children from all three schools were involved in the production.

Councillor Kate Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, visited schools who took part to give out certificates to pupils and also tell them they were to star in a video.”

Councillor Hollern added: “I was really pleased with the quality of the work the children produced. They had excellent ideas and came up with polished productions. They were really powerful and I look forward to seeing the jingles being turned into powerful films.

“We are doing a lot to improve road safety in the borough. We are doing work in and around schools and a lot of education programmes with young people. We are also tackling bad parking, a big cause of traffic accidents in our borough.

“We have had the lowest accident figures ever for last year but we are not being complacent about it. One accident is too much.

“Through innovative projects like this, we hope to really get the message over that everyone has a responsibility to make our roads safer.”

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