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Safety on Film in Weymouth

by Michael Ford last modified 29 Aug, 2014 02:50 PM

Pupils at St Nicholas and St Laurence Primary School, Weymouth have created a community safety film.

Safety on Film in Weymouth

A still from the 'Safety' film

The clip formed part of a project aiming to raise awareness of community concerns. The children took on roles of interviewers and camera operators using cameras funded by the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner.

The film explores four questions:

  1. What does it mean to be safe?
  2. What makes you feel safe?
  3. What makes you feel unsafe?
  4. What would you change to feel safer?

The filmmakers also interviewed others from the wider school community, including Scallywags Nursery, Wyvern Academy, Wey Valley School and the local Horticultural Society. Responses were wide and diverse, including the fear of talking to strangers, falling in the harbour, internet safety and feeling intimidated by groups of people.

The common theme across all age groups was that being in familiar settings with people they knew and trusted made them feel safe.

Click here for the clip; click here for the original page on the school website

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