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Issue Date:- 17 February 2009
Teen film warns of illegal driving dangers
A HARD hitting
film warning young people of the dangers of so-called joyriding and
drink driving is being launched in Liverpool. ‘Reverse Gear’
tells the story of Joe Stiles (Stylus) who takes his friends Trevor
(Rev) and Emily on a journey which changes their lives forever.
It will be shown to pupils at the city’s secondary schools as part
of the Car Offending Programme, which aims to reduce the number of
youngsters who get involved in vehicle crime. The aim is to
encourage discussion among young people about what to do if placed
in a similar situation, and explore how the actions of an individual
can put others in danger.
Councillor Marilyn Fielding, Liverpool’s executive member for safer,
stronger communities, said:- “This thought-provoking film is a
graphic way of illustrating the dangers of drink driving and
joyriding. By bringing this issue to life in a realistic way
on screen, we can get a strong message across to young people that
there can be horrific consequences from their actions. This
will send out a very powerful message to many young people and
hopefully prevent accidents or even deaths.”
The 12 minute film has been produced by Insight Moving Images and is
acted out by three local youngsters – Danny Burgess, Sean Harrison
and Jessica Martin. It has been commissioned by the city’s
Youth Offending Service and funded by the Neighbourhood Renewal
Live Lounge @ Baby Blue,
Albert Dock, Liverpool
LIVERPOOL'S hottest new live
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mix of top acts including Wishbone Ash, Chumbawamba, Nik Kershaw,
The Animals and Los Pacaminos which features 80's pop legend Paul
Young. There are future dates confirmed also for music legends
Connie Lush, Ian McNabb, Beverley Craven, Snowy White and David
Knopfler to name but a few. Live Lounge is based at Baby Blue
in the city’s now thriving Albert Dock development and books an
eclectic mix of established live music acts of both national and
international status, Live Lounge’s unique appeal is live, talented
and intimate and generates perfect acoustics in the cavernous
basement space. Live Lounge has already got Liverpool talking
with great performances by Imelda May, Geno Washington, The
Blockheads and the first Live Lounge gig performed by comedian
turned punk-folk artist Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds.
The Blow Monkey's, Colin Blunstone and Nine Below Zero are still to
play in February 2009. Tickets for Live Lounge @ Baby Blue are
purchased through the Liverpool Echo Arena on the ACC Live Hotline:
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Last call for Teaching Awards nominations Deadline for nominations is 1 March 2009
understands the importance of shining a spotlight on outstanding
teachers and saying ‘thank you’ to them. She said:-
have the power to release every child’s potential, they deserve to
Myleene, who last year presented the
2008 UK ceremony alongside Jeremy Vine at the London Palladium,
said:- "It’s fantastic that the Teaching Awards celebrates not
just individual winners but the profession as a whole."
Most people know a teacher who has really inspired them, so why not
show how grateful you are and nominate them for a Teaching Award at:-
www.teachingawards.com. Nominations close 1
The Teaching Awards
organisers told us that:- "Anyone can nominate
whether you are a pupil, parent, colleague or friend. Anyone can say ‘thank you’. Make a nomination and play a vital role in
recognizing brilliant professionals in your local schools from head teachers
to teaching assistants and school governors, as well as
teachers. These are people who dedicate their lives to helping
others reach their potential and fulfil their dreams."
The Teaching Award winners agree that the spotlight can shine on a
whole school and make everyone feel good. "Being nominated for a
Teaching Award was wonderful.
The whole school felt valued and so proud. Pupils, teachers
parents, governors; we all felt that someone had made an effort to
turn around and say ‘well-done’ - what a fantastic feeling’." says
Rhoda Edwards, from the
The Teaching Awards Trust.
Founded by Lord Puttnam CBE in 1998, the Teaching Awards is an
annual celebration of teaching and learning with a UK final
televised on BBC2 every October.
Oscar-winning actress and writer Emma Thompson is the new president
of the Teaching Awards Trust. She said:- "I am genuinely proud
and honoured to take on this new role as president of the Teaching
I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at
school and at university. It is very difficult to imagine how
any of us would develop into happy, confident, fulfilled citizens
without good teachers. But for them, all the other professions would
pretty much cease to exist."
Teachers make it happen, say thank you and nominate now!
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