At the annual Road Safety Wales Conference held in Llandrindod Wells during July, College lecturer, Denys Bassett-Jones was one of six people recognised as part of the 2019 Road Safety Wales Awards.
The awards recognise the significant personal contributions being made by individuals across Wales in relation to improving road safety.
Senior lecturer for creative media production, Denys has been working alongside Road Safety Wales for almost a decade helping students to create innovative campaigns highlighting the dangers of driving whilst under the influence and drugs and/or alcohol.
With the work of students being used across multiple platforms each year, this award gives formal recognition to Denys’ contribution to the scheme by encouraging media students to produce short films and animations in support of the annual all-Wales road safety campaigns.
Nominated by Kirstie Donoghue from Pembrokeshire County Council Road Safety Team, following the awards Denys commented: “Live briefs such as the Road Safety Wales campaigns provide invaluable experience for my creative media students.
“To be recognised for my contribution is a real privilege but it is the learners who really deserve the recognition for their creativity and ability to respond professionally to real project briefs. We have been fortunate to have the work of students from Pembrokeshire College showcased each year as part of the All-Wales Road Safety campaigns which is real testament to the quality of the work they consistently produce.”