Blaenau Gwent children warn of the dangers of drink driving

27th January 2021

Children from Blaenau Gwent have produced a short film to warn adults about the dangers of drink driving.

The children have worked with the award-winning media company Cymru Creations to script, direct, record and edit the film, which uses comedy to deliver a very serious road safety message.

The project was funded through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund, which provides funding for non-profit organisations that work with children and young people who may be at risk of becoming involved with crime or anti-social behaviour, or have been victims of crime.

The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Eleri Thomas, said: “The children have done a fantastic job, delivering a very hard-hitting message in a humorous and accessible way.

“The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund is designed to support projects that allow young people to channel their energy into positive projects and activities. This has been more important than ever over the last year and I am really pleased to see that the children have continued to work so hard during this difficult time.”

Filming was completed before the Covid-19 outbreak but the children have since been working to edit the video from home.

At the end of the project, each student will have a prestigious Arts Award in film making from Trinity College London, whom Cymru Creations works closely with to provide the first step towards the equivalent to a GCSE in the Arts.

Kevin Phillips, of Tredegar-based Cymru Creations, said: “We have been working remotely with all of our young people through the lockdown period to ensure they are staying engaged and keeping positive during the pandemic.

“I am really proud that despite everything they have continued to work hard on their projects and have produced such a fantastic video.”