On Wednesday 3rd May a record 183 Year 10 students attended the RAC Roadsmart excursion at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.
This attendance at this excursion is a requirement of our “Keys for Life” program and focuses on the ripple effects of road trauma.
The students were entertained by various multimedia presentations which highlighted the risks of distraction, alcohol and risky road conditions when driving as well as the responsibilities around being a passenger in a car.
They were addressed by a critical care paramedic, policeman, social worker and Rob Pike, a double amputee who lost his 3 friends and his legs during a car accident when 17.
These presentations were confronting, sobering and entertaining for our students. Some found the day difficult but I am sure took some lessons away that will help them, their friends and their families stay safe on the road.
Thanks to Heath Johnstone for coordinating the event and to Robyn Slapp, Clare Woolfrey, Jesse Knapp, Dan Cabral and Selwyn Walker who attended the excursion and to all of the the staff for supporting such an important addition to the curriculum.