Fairfield Students Help to Launch a UK-wide Child Road Safety Campaign

IMG_0171BBC Points West have visited Fairfield to film our students making their own ‘Horace’, a new road safety mascot to front a major Child Road Safety Campaign launched by the RAC and in conjunction with Aardman and the Dept. for Transport.  They are challenging all school children in the UK to create their own stop frame animation movies to communicate key road safety messages to their fellow pupils and they filmed our students as a way of launching it in this region.

IMG_0134As BBC Points West said, we have certainly set the bar high, particularly as students only had 2 hours to create their animation! Pete Williams, Head of PR and External Affairs at the RAC said ‘they were all brilliant – and I could not believe how quickly they created their characters and produced their animation – amazing!’

First prize in each age category is £1,000 for the winning school and there are three runners-up prizes of an Aardman model-making workshop for the schools. The first 10,000 pupils to enter the competition will receive an RAC Road Safety Kit.

IMG_0127You can find out more and register your interest at rac.co.uk/childroadsafety and visit Horace’s own Facebook page facebook.com/Horace.Champion or follow him on Twitter @HoraceChampion for the latest news and to see the latest animation entries.

The TV coverage can be found on the News Articles page of Fairfield High School’s website.

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