Students highlight dangers of mobile phone theft in film-making competition

A still from Aylesbury Vale Academy students' video on protecting mobile phones
A still from Aylesbury Vale Academy students' video on protecting mobile phones
  • Students take part in film-making competition
  • Films highlight the importance of ensuring your mobile phone is kept safe

Students have learned about how to keep their mobile phones safe through taking part in a film-making competition.

Groups of media students at Aylesbury Vale Academy have produced sbort public information films highlighting the issue of mobile phone thefts among young people.

The films made by the students have been submitted to a competition organised by Out of Your Hands, a website that provides resources for students and teachers on issues related to online safety.

Media studies teacher at the academy Ian Ferguson said: “We got sent the information about the competition and the class was enthusiastic about it.

“We have a very nice group of kids from all over the world and for some English is not their first language.

“It was their first experience of being given a brief and I wanted to give them some freedom and stretch them at the same time.

They are very excited about the fact that people are looking at their work

Ian Ferguson, media studies teacher at Aylesbury Vale Academy

“The films were all shot around the academy during school hours.

“Part of the criteria was that the students had to upload the videos to YouTube and they are excited about the fact that people are looking at their work.”

Student Kristo Tommami, 16, said: “This project taught me that as students we have to be careful with our phones at school.

“It also reminded us that we must not buy stolen phones.

“I acted in my group’s film and played the thief so this helped to improve my acting skills.

“I am very pleased with my group’s film but I am not sure if we will win.”

The competition closed last month and the students expect to find out the results in the next couple of weeks.

The winners will get £175 worth of Amazon vouchers.