Bobby’s death has been at the forefront of our pupils’ minds as his cousin, Year 11 pupil Amber Williams, attends Holly Lodge.Amber bravely decided to produce a road safety awareness film in memory of Bobby as part of her GCSE Media coursework.Amber, with the support of her peers and Media Teacher, Ms Mc Inerney, researched the shocking local, national and international traffic accident statistics.Amber also selected videos showing her and her family enjoying happier times with Bobby which captured his personality showing that Bobby was like any 6 year old and accidents can be indiscriminate regardless of age.If you have missed one of our Open Days we are happy to take you on a guided tour where you can see a normal day at Holly Lodge and visit our new build site.Please contact the main reception on 0151 2283772 to request a tour.However, due to her maturity, commitment, determination and focus, Amber completed the film.Amber could have chosen any subject matter but was determined to utilise this opportunity to convey the importance of road safety to an optimum audience, increase the visibility of the Colleran campaign and ultimately save lives.
Footage was filmed, a script was written and a voiceover recorded.
Amber also interviewed family members with often quite difficult questions as the passing of Bobby continues to be very recent and raw.
On 24th October 2014, Bobby Colleran died following a road traffic accident outside of his primary school in West Derby.
Since this tragic accident, the Colleran family have vowed to highlight road safety awareness through their ‘Slow Down for Bobby’ campaign.
Amber took breaks from her work due to the understandable pressures of the project.
Every step of the process was a reminder of the catalyst and very personal starting point for this ambitious project.