Video: A Film By Young People Guyhirn - No Speeding Zone

By ADAM LAZZARI THE death of a 13-year-old schoolgirl and her mother has inspired a group of children to make a campaigning DVD about road safety. It will be shown at a public viewing at Guyhirn Village Hall on Saturday. Danielle Fletcher and her mother

By ADAM LAZZARI

THE death of a 13-year-old schoolgirl and her mother has inspired a group of children to make a campaigning DVD about road safety.

It will be shown at a public viewing at Guyhirn Village Hall on Saturday.

Danielle Fletcher and her mother Jackie Fletcher, 39, died after they were hit by a car when walking their dog in Murrow Bank, in August last year.


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Six of her friends, aged 10 to 13, have made a DVD about road safety issues in Guyhirn and the surrounding area.

They have invited county, district and parish councillors and put posters around the area to promote Saturday's event.

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Speeding and the poor signage for the village bus stop are among the issues covered in the DVD.

The film-makers are pupils of Guyhirn Primary School and Neale-Wade Community College, March and they learned filming and editing skills at the Young People Guyhirn youth club.

Youth workers from the St Ives-based voluntary youth organisation Young Lives made regular visits to Young People Guyhirn to teach the children some basic film-making skills.

Sue Pitcher, chairman of Young People Guyhirn, said: "This is a really excellent piece of work and the fact that the film has been made by children gives it a very strong impact.

"We gave the children bits of help, but they mostly did it themselves. They are very mature and independent people and I'm very proud of them."

The children went to the East of England Showground, Peterborough in March where they received the High Sheriff Award.

They received £492 and the money has been spent on the costs of making the DVD and on putting together the showing on Saturday.

Mrs Pitcher said: "We've invited many influential people who deal with road safety issues to come and see this film, so hopefully it will make people sit up and take notice."

The showing is open to all. Doors open at 11am and the DVD will be shown from 11.45am.

The children who made the film will also be giving a presentation on the day.

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