Castletown girls’ plea to parents
A hard-hitting video by fourth class pupils from Castletown Girls’ School urging parents to be more aware of road safety has been shared by the Road Safety Authority for Road Safety Week, clocking up over six thouand views on the authority’s Facebook page.
‘We entered the Seatbelt Sherrifs’ award last year, winning an award for our work and that spurred us on to do something else this year,’ explained teacher Ms Mairead Fearon.
She said they decided to make a video targeting parents after a survey revealed that a quarter of the class didn’t wear seatbelts while they were being driven to school.
The video features drawings by Grace Cooney, Jazmin Toth, Lucy Holland, Alesha O’Connor and Abbey Higgins while the simple yet powerful message is delivered in the voiceover by Hannah Watters.
‘It covers issues like the importance of wearing a seat belt, of having the right booster seat fitted and of not distracting the driver,’ said Ms Fearon.
It’s compiled in a style so that children and parents will get the message about the importance of road safety even on short journeys to and front school, highlighting how a lapse in concentration or forgetting to fasten a seatbelt can have tragic consequences, resulting in the loss of lives and broken dreams.
‘So Mam, Dad, be road safety aware. I know how much you love me so please always drive with care,’
In sharing the video, the Road Safety Authority thanked the school for making the video for Raod Safety Week which took place last week.
Members of Castletown Girls NS who took part in the video.
Pupils of Castletown Girls School taking part in their video.