Silx have worked very closely with Emma Shields from the NHS and with a group of young people who identified that road safety and technology is an issue for them and others of similar age. The group of 4 young people initially sat and discussed what they would like to deliver and what messages they wanted to their peers to receive. The young people decided that in order for this to work with their peer / age group it had to be intense and meaningful.
The young people completed a storyboard of their ideas (with the support and knowledge of Clara Shield, Director of Little Big Butterfly) this included the young people sitting in a car looking as though they were driving around. Talking and or being distracted by another young person, during this time there is a young person walking on the street then walks out onto the road. The young person loses control of the car and drives towards oncoming traffic, the story pauses and the young people want their peers to discuss what happens next!!
The story returns to see young people being cut from a damaged car by the fire service, and then shows the young person who walked out into the traffic talking about the effects on her conscience since the accident
This project has all been possible with the help and hard work, of both the young people of Silx Teen bar as well as the joint working between Emma Shields (Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust) Jackie Long and Kelly Russell (Silx Teen bar). We would also like to take this opportunity to thank, our Partners who supported with funding for this project to happen. These organisations were Northumberland Fire and Rescue, Northumberland Early Help Team, Drager and Councillors Kath Nisbet and Margaret Richardson.
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