Ian Ramsey Helps Promote Road Safety

November 2019

A unique road safety film was launched by Road Peace North East at this year’s Annual Service of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims at Durham Cathedral last month. And Ian Ramsey pupils were lucky enough to be involved.

It wasn’t just Ian Ramsey pupils that helped to make the video; Teesside University filmed and edited the video, Cleveland Police Specials, North East Ambulance Service, Cliff Theatre, Teesside Park and Thompson’s Solicitors were also involved. They worked together to create a moving film that shows pupils walking home from school, distracted on their mobile phones. One of the pupils is hit and we see emergency services dealing with the incident, and her in hospital. The live action is inter cut with interviews of real families that have been affected by a road collision. All making for a hard hitting warning for others.

Milly who played the lead part said “Whilst I have always been aware of the risks around roads. I had not really stopped to think in any detail about them. Being involved in this film has made me vividly appreciate the catastrophic consequences that can happen to families, and I hope others will too”.

All those who took part in the film were at the launch at Durham Cathedral on the 26th October. Ian Ramsey pupils got to watch the film through virtual reality goggles, making it a truly immersive experience. They were praised by Mr Robinson, who was also involved in the making of the film, “Your pupils were a credit to the school today in attending the service of remembrance and launch of road safety film (and they were brilliant in starting in the film too)”.

Head Teacher, Mr Janes, said, “I’m very proud of the part Ian Ramsey pupils have played in the making of and launch of this video. I will be discussing with the pupils how best to use this realistic film to help prevent any future victims of a road collisions.”