Pat played keyrole in ‘vandal video’
A Bray man has played a key rolein Bord Telecom’s video campaign against public telephone wreckers.
The video is specifically aimed at youngsters, features Live Aid star Bob Geldof and is based on the Pink Floyd song ‘ The Wall’.
The local input comes from Loreto school teacher and Chamber of Commerce Secretary Pat Hunt, who acted as Education Advisor and is a scriptwriter for the project.
Although the video has appeared on television as a 30 second commercial, the full project consists of a 10 minute video accompanied by teachers note and is due for screening in schools around the country next September.
Pat’s break into the world of video followed the publication last year of his book on the media which is to be used in secondary school courses on the subject.
According to Pat, it is planned that the video will be shown around the schools and that this will be followed by classroom discussions on the problem of telephone vandalism.
Damage caused by telephone vandalism costs Bord TElecom in excess of £1 million every year and the company hopes the video, spearheaded by Bob Geldof in his usual abrasive manner, will reduce this toll by persuasion.
Pat met the great man himself while working on the project and reported that he lived up to his media image.