Preston teenagers up for national Prince’s Trust Award for malicious calls video

Posted on - 5th December, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Videos


A short film made by young people about the consequences of hoax calls to the emergency services has been regionally recognised. If you’re on our app, click here to watch the film.

Princes Trust learners worked to create the Four Years film and it has won the organisation’s Celebrate Success Finals.

The 12 minute film follows Josh who ends up making a malicious call to the fire service which results in a delayed response to a genuine house fire in another part of the town. The person involved in the fire dies.

The T55 team from Preston now go through to the national Princes Trust awards in London in March.

Helen Stanley, a team leader at the Princes Trust in Preston, said: “The team hope to be able to demonstrate to other young people that a split second decision can have a devastating impact on the individual and the wider community.

“Many of the young people on Preston T55 [The Princes Trust course] have had similar experiences to the character in their film. They have worked tirelessly and with lots of emotion to plan; storyboard; write a script and produce this film in little over a week.”

Youngsters raised the cash for the film, £450, by doing a day bag packing at a local supermarket.

Have you watched the video? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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