Disraeli School film wins award

PUBLISHED: 12:09 22 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:25 20 February 2013

Disraeli School film wins award

Disraeli School film wins award

Junior Road Safety Officers promote 'Go for Gold'

Five Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) from the Disraeli School in Downley have won an award for producing a film to promote 'Go for Gold', Buckinghamshire County Council's sustainable travel incentive scheme, to encourage more pupils to participate in the scheme.

I'm very impressed by the hard work the children have put into making this film," said Peter Hardy, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation, who is pictured with the winning filmmakers. "Hopefully this will remind other pupils that using sustainable modes of travel to get to school can be a lot of fun and very rewarding.

The project was awarded Pupil Led Initiative of the Year for its innovation and simplicity at this years Modeshift Convention.Ross Butcher, Chairman of Modeshift said: The awards are designed to acknowledge those who have developed or implemented exceptional, unique and effective schemes, resources, programme and activities to support sustainable school travel. This project is an excellent example of how schools can successfully engage with pupils.

The film was written, directed, produced and performed by the JRSOs for the princely sum of 2, which covered the cost of the final DVD. They wanted to raise the profile of the scheme, remind children what they needed to do and why it was important to take part.At Disraeli,walking to school increased from 51% in 2010 to 89% in 2012, and they are keen to see this figure rise.
The school was presented with the award at a JRSO Fun Day at the Multicultural Centre in Aylesbury.

The film is available to watch on YouTube.
Also see www.modeshift.org.uk

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