THE CONIES - Your world will never be square!
I was so concerned at the number of children killed and/or injured on the roads that in 2014 I had a crazy idea to turn road signs into animated characters who could be heroes of road safety! I started to pencil draw some funny characters and Piotr gave my images life through the magic of animation. As our family of Conies grew we created their friends such as Mr Conefused and Moo. This inspired my other team player Mark and myself to compose music. Surprisingly, one track is called Reggae Moo!
Our dream is to see The Conies become as big as Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep with children being really engaged in their stories. With your help we can put The Conies onto the Yellow Brick Road!
We want to help children be aware of the potential dangers of ever increasing traffic, to recognise road signs, and learn respect to all road users. By the time they reach driving age we hope their knowledge and road safety skills will lay a firm foundation for their life behind the wheel as well as personal safety when out and about. With increasing technical advances and the temptation to live in a virtual world, our Conies show the importance of living a well balanced life and still have fun!
Watch Mimi skip downstairs and help us finish her story to school!
In the past we have had icons such as The Green Cross Code Man and Tufty the Squirrel to help educate children in road safety. Presently, we lack such symbols out there for children to look up to and identify with. The world needs a new road safety role model and we have created a whole family of them!
We need to start making several short animated stories of The Conies and your help in making the first programme will be wonderful. We have created the characters, a two-minute show reel and support learning material on the website: www.theconiesworld.co.uk
Thank you so much for your help and I do hope I have not ‘conefused’ you!
Sample of gifts below!