Monday, February 26, 2024

Palmer’s and South Essex College students scoop awards for fire safety films

YOUNG filmmakers have been presented with awards after entering an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service road safety competition.

Teenagers from across the County took part in an ECFRS challenge to produce a short film to highlight the dangers on the roads and general pedestrian safety.

The winning film was produced by Georgia Lovell, Billie Willis, Abbie Wood and Elise Tomlin, from Palmer’s College, in Grays. The film covered the story of student, Ben, who sustained serious injuries following a road collision.

Runners up awards were given to Charlotte O’Keefe and Will Holland from South Essex College, in Southend, and Chloe Avery and Olivia Ile, from Palmer’s College.

Highly commended were James Wall, Andrew Sloan and Mitchell Normington, all from South Essex College.

Each film emphasised the importance of road awareness and the dangers of being distracted while crossing the road.

Dan Bailey, the Service’s Education Co-ordinator, said: “We received a superb selection of films that were produced at a very good standard by students across Essex.

“The pupils demonstrated a great knowledge of road safety and this was portrayed in each video. Every entrant will receive a certificate of participation for their fantastic efforts.”

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is part of Safer Essex Roads Partnership, which aims to reduce death and serious injury on the County’s roads through safety awareness campaigns.

Other partners involved with SERP include Essex Police, Essex County Council, Highways England, Essex County Council, Southend Borough Council and Thurrock Council.


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