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Stop Animation Moves The Judges

Four learners holding prize envelopes.

Pembrokeshire County Council Road Safety Department set the task for our Creative Media learners to create a 30 second video to raise awareness of the ‘Fatal 5’ causes of road traffic collisions.

Level 3 Creative Media students were set the challenge to design and produce a short film that depicts the impact of not wearing a seat belt, excessive speed, distracted driving, mobile phone use during driving, and drug/drink driving.

Sally Jones, Pembrokeshire County Council Road Safety Officer commented: “It is important to continually raise awareness of the five main causes of road collisions on Welsh roads. We are very grateful to Pembrokeshire College Creative Media students, who have taken on the challenge of creating short films for social media use, to help raise awareness of drink and/or drug driving, speeding, driving whilst using a mobile phone, careless driving and not wearing a seatbelt.”

Lexia Wilson-Pope’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ video was announced as winner, and she was awarded with a prize of £100. Lexia commented: “I am delighted and surprised to be chosen as the winning entry, the animation was really fun to make.”

Penda MicKish’s ‘Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow’ video and Dylan Gibbs’ ‘Don’t Be Like Dave’ video were runners-up with both students being awarded Amazon vouchers.

Many Creative Media Production students have been successful in winning the Road Safety Competition in previous years. It is a fantastic opportunity for the students to showcase and develop their outstanding video production skills.

Course tutor Denys Bassett-Jones commented: “I was delighted to see the learners work being recognised in this way. The Creative Media Production course prides itself in offering the students the chance to participate in live brief projects and competitions whenever possible and the standard of work produced by all students involved was extremely high. They never cease to amaze me with their creative ideas”.

Watch Lexia Wilson-Pope’s winning video
Watch runner-up Penda MicKish’s video
Watch runner-up Dylan Gibb’s video

Find out more about the College’s Creative Media Production course

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