Pat played key­role in ‘van­dal video’

June 1986

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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