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Schoolchildren celebrate premiere of their film
6:05pm Monday 10th February 2014 in News
Pupils at St Nicholas and St Laurence Primary School in Weymouth celebrated the film premiere of a community safety video.
The film was created by pupils at the school as well as Scallywags Nursery, Wyvern Academy, Wey Valley School and the Horticultural Society in Weymouth. It formed part of their project 'Safe For Us' which aims to raise awareness of community concerns.
The film explores four questions: What does it mean to be safe? What makes you feel safe? What makes you feel unsafe? What would you change to feel safer?
The common theme across all age groups was that being in familiar settings with people they knew and trust made them feel safe. Other responses included the fear of talking to strangers, bullying and feeling intimidated by groups of people.
Headteacher of St Nicholas and St Laurence Primary School, Helen Williams said: “I would really like to say a big thank you to the pupils involved, and to Jo Neale, one of our teaching staff and her husband Ian. They spent most of the weekend editing the film. Without everyone's commitment this quite incredible project would not have been possible.”
Dorset PCC Martyn Underhill, who attended, said: “I thank the pupils involved for all their hard work.
“It is important that we work together to deal with community safety issues."