Wingfield students’ red carpet success at Road Safety Oscars

By Michael Upton | 10/07/2017

Wingfield students’ red carpet success at Road Safety Oscars

ROAD safety chief rolled out the red carpet to toast the next generation of safety experts.

Students from Wingfield Academy were among the winners at the fourth annual Road Safety Oscars at Sheffield City Hall, which was hosted by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, 

Pupils were challenged to develop a project that included key road safety messages that could then be delivered to their peers in school. 

This year’s entries included drama pieces, animations and dance, all communicating important themes such as wearing seat belts, not being distracted and crossing the road, which all can have devastating consequences for teens if not undertaken in the correct way. 

The Chuckle Brothers provided the laughs and announced the winners and they were joined by special guests dance act Urban Jokers and the 2016 X Factor finalists 5 After Midnight, who performed four songs and had the crowd on their feet dancing for the finale.

Wingfield students won the Standout Performance award.

Their winning entry was a spoof road safety gameshow video, which covered the dangers of distractions for both pedestrians and drivers, speeding and drink driving and the importance of seatbelts.

Safer Roads Education Manager Joanne Wehrle said: “Once again the event was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone who attended. 

“It was a great opportunity to showcase the hard work and ingenuity of the young people who created these imaginative and hard hitting productions, reinforcing the importance of the road safety messages in a bid to keep this vulnerable age group safer on our roads.

“This year the Safer Roads Partnership funded event also received sponsorship from road safety learning and development company TTC and road safety software developers StarTraq and our thanks go to them for their support and input to the event.”

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