iPad Competition Winner 2017

Safe Drive Stay Alive saw its most successful year to date in November 2017, with almost 10,000 young people coming along to see one of our 21 performances at The Middleton Arena.

During the performance, students watch a number of short films and talks by each of the emergency services, each delivering an emotional and powerful safety message. They also hear from one of our family speakers, who relate their own story of personal tragedy following the loss of a family member in a road traffic collision. As they leave the arena, students are asked to follow the project on Twitter or Instagram, and to leave a personal road safety pledge based on what they remember from the performance. They are them automatically entered into our prize draw in which one lucky winner receives an IPad. Our 2017 winner was Lizzie Price, a year 12 student from Flixton High School for girls. Lizzie Tweeted “At a loss for words on how much the speeches today have made me think about so much, everybody should have to see this presentation no matter their age or driving experience.” Thanks and congratulations Ellie! We hope you enjoy your IPad!

Lizzie Price, Flixton High School for Girls, being presented her IPad by Other Emergencies  Co-ordinator Lesley Allen

Year 13 sixth former and Head Girl Emily Bates said “This was a very hard hitting project which more young people should be exposed to. The speakers really made you think about the impact of staying safe and taking responsibility for your own actions, as well as the impact tragedies have on all those from parents through to emergency services and victims themselves.”
Preparations are already underway to deliver Safe Drive Stay Alive GM in November 2018, and further details and dates of performances can be found at www.SafeDriveGM.co.uk
Contact: Lesley Allen allenl@manchesterfire.gov.uk


iPad Competition Winners 2016

All students who had taken the time to follow us on Twitter or Instagram, or sent us a message using the hashtag were then entered into a competition to win one of 2 IPads.

Our lucky competition winners in 2016 were 17 year old Eleanor Jones from Altrincham Grammar School 6th Form, and 16 year old Emmie-Rose Eastwood from Salford City College, Eccles.

Eleanor iPad Winner Photo

Eleanor iPad Winner Photo

Emmie iPad Winner Photo

Emmie iPad Winner Photo