New Delhi, January 31, 2014: Apeejay School, Pitampura is among the Top 20 Schools who were shortlisted on the basis of their active participation in the road safety activities for a project initiated by the PVR Nest. These shortlisted schools are asked to produce a 1 minute ad film. To help the students in film making, a 3-day workshop was organised in the school premises from 28-31 January 2014. The basics of film making were taught to the schools. The concept of the story was evolved in the workshop followed by the shooting in the school premises. The movie shot will be sent for the top three nominations.
A special assembly was conducted for the Primary children where in the volunteers of Road Safety Club presented a skit on the topic ‘Prevention Is Better than Cure’. This was followed by an interactive session on road signs and other pertinent issues related to day-to-day safety. The assembly concluded with a pledge taken by one and all that they will not violate or overlook any safety measure on the road.
Road Safety March
To involve every individual in this campaign the students organised of March to voice their message. The contingent of around 80 students marched to the streets of Pitampura and Rohini distributing pamphlets, raising slogans and helping people in performing their duties like proper parking, wearing seat belts, etc. The people on the streets could not resist applauding the efforts of the students when they presented a Street Play and Mime Show.
A session on ‘What & How of First Aid’ was also conducted by these students separately for the students and teachers. A demonstration on how to attend to immediate victims of accidents was shown including C.P.R, who should be contacted, etc. What precautions one should take was also explained in detail. The concept of Cs was also taken up.
A discussion on ‘a Young mind behind wheels’ was also a highlight of this week. The deliberations on reckless driving by youngsters, the attitude of youngsters towards driving at high speed, etc. were delivered. There were many highs and lows of the discussion which kept the discussion alive and interesting.