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Highland Youth Voice and Highland Fire Service join forces

Issued: 2 Aug 2010

As part of the recent Highland Youth Voice conference on Crime and anti-social behaviour held at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye, the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service ran a workshop on promoting safe driving.

This is an issue which has been identified by the Highland Road Safety Sub Group and Youth Parliament as a priority for this year and beyond.

Cathie Way, Community Risk Management Co-ordinator, started the workshops by using a previously made film on hoax calls, which showed the use of muppets to illustrate the message. The plan is to do a similar film on safe driving which the young people were asked for ideas.

The results of the workshop will be considered by the service and followed up with volunteers from Highland Youth Voice getting involved in the filming. Also The Highland Councils Youth Development team will progress the theme in the Highland Youth Voice Transport and Road Safety Campaign Group.

Cathie said: "We are delighted to be working with the members of Youth Voice Transport Campaign Group on this important issue that affects all young people in the Highlands and Islands. This is a fabulous opportunity for us all to learn and pass on road safety advice to young audiences through a new and innovative approach through puppetry."

She added, "This has never been done before in Scotland, so we are looking forward to a new and exciting venture involving young people from the start."

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