09 May 2016 Geoff Spotswood   | News | Year 10  
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Burwood Council hosted the 2016 Youth Road Safety Launch: a community development initiative that aims to educate young people on the dangers and consequences of texting and driving.

Homebush boys was represented by Year 10 students Sreekanth Nidugo, Suleyman Ersan, Khushal Dogra, Ruthvik Bethi, Shamik Patel, Niranjan Reghunath and Mr. Spotswood on Friday 8 April staged at Burwood library and Community Hub.

Local schools were also represented speakers including Mayor John Faker, Jodi McKay (Member for Strathfield), Elizabeth Mansour (road trama survivor) and Hamish McMurray (Presenter and road trama survivor).

The launch included a powerful short film developed by the Burwood Youth Advisory Committee. This film was written and produced by local youth with the message “let the text wait, control your fate”.

The launch was followed by a safe driver workshop for the students attending with opportunities to have photos & messages taken in a photo booth.

The Homebush Boys students attending will present the short film at a Year 10 meeting and are keen to become actively involved in the Bouwood Council Youth Forum.