Students Learn to BStreetsmart

Year 10 students have been participating in the Keys For Life Program. The girls attended 10 lessons designed to help young teens become safe drivers while educating them on the associated risks. To wrap up the Keys for Life program, the girls attended the RAC bstreetsmart seminar this week.

The bstreeetsmart program features a crash scene re-enactment attended by emergency services, just as it would in real life. Students see first-hand what goes on in case of an accident. The girls also heard from speakers directly impacted by road trauma, and emergency services personnel.

Students learned how just one single bad choice can have life-long consequences; how one car crash can affect so many people. The students agreed, it was very moving hearing from people who have been directly affected by a car crash, it really brought the message home.

We asked Anita Skelton, Head of Physical Education about the impact of this presentation on the girls.

“It’s so important for our young people to really slow down and think about their decisions before getting behind the wheel or getting in a car with someone else. During the seminar, the girls could see the huge impact a series of poor decisions had on the lives of those involved. It was so impactful to see the emergency services response and to hear from real people whose lives have been changed by car accidents. As students digest all that they saw, I hope it helps them in making good, safe choices on and around the road.”

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