Busselton Senior High School media students awarded for safety message

 Busselton Senior High School Year 9 students Brigette Gibson Mia Evans and Issy Brown win second prize in a film competition promoting child safety.
Busselton Senior High School Year 9 students Brigette Gibson Mia Evans and Issy Brown win second prize in a film competition promoting child safety.

Safety in numbers was the message Busselton Senior High School Year 9 students used in a short film which saw them take second place in the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation's It's Your Call competition.

The competition encourages filmmakers to create a video focused on youth crime and social issues told from the point of view of the main character, leaving viewers to make decisions about the ending.

The media students Mia Evans, Brigette Gibson and Issy Brown told the story of three girls walking home after a party as they are about to part ways, two of the girls ask their friend if she wanted them to walk her home.

Ms Brown said their film was about being street smart and safe.

"Especially at night and for young women and girls, we wanted to portray that anything can happen especially when you are on your own," she said.

"We wanted the message to come across that you are more safe in numbers and that it is a good idea to stick together."

Ms Gibson said as teens got older they liked to go out later at night and they needed to be safe doing that.

"A lot of people who watched the video were quite afraid and worried when they got to the end, and asked whether the main character was okay," Ms Brown.

"We wanted to create an ending that you could predict would happen, it is not a specific ending but one that has many outcomes which could happen."

Checkout the video on the Your Call website by visiting competitions.yourcall.rocks/videos/?contest=video-detail&video_id=1845.