Safety campaign has a strong message

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SCARBOROUGH students have joined forces to raise awareness of motorbike and moped safety.

Four Year 10 students, two each from St Augustine’s and Graham Schools presented their campaign to 200 Year 11 pupils at Scalby School.

Their campaign, commissioned by 95 Alive and North Yorkshire County Council, focused on protective clothing when using mopeds and motorcycles, with the strap-line “Wear Protection While You Ride”.

The presentation grabbed the audience’s attention and was followed by the launch of several posters, designed by the diploma students to complement their message.

As part of the Coastal Creative and Media Diploma students study ways to create effective campaigns and how to present messages effectively.

The diploma, one of four such collaborative courses between North Yorkshire coastal schools, is taught at Westwood College, and is led by Spencer Williams of the Graham and Raincliffe Federation.

Scalby School’s deputy headteacher Andrew Wappat said: “It was refreshing to see a such a different take on an important message. The blend of humorous and sober points made a real impact. They did a great job.”