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Friday 24 May 2013. The school week is currently A.
On Tuesday November 16th all Year 13 students attended the annual hard-hitting road safety campaign aimed at young drivers and passengers called 'Safe drive, Stay alive'. This initiative run by Thames Valley Police in association with the other emergency services is designed to inform young people of the reality of a Road Traffic Collision. It aims to reinforce the dangers of driving and gives students the opportunity to examine their own beliefs, attitudes and behaviour with regard to their responsibility as a driver or passenger.
This is the fifth year the graphic show has been staged in the County and it always leaves a lasting impression with audiences. While many find it 'haunting' it is undoubtedly compulsive viewing and has become an established part of Gosford Hill schools programme.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is a theatre project which encourages young people to take care on the road and hammers home how tragic road accidents can wreck lives.
Students experience a chilling ride as a re-enactment of a crash involving a group of young people is shown on film.
The film is interspersed with talks from people affected by such incidents - emergency services, victims and the bereaved 'who 'step out' of the film to speak openly about their feelings, experiences and life afterwards.
The 'Safe Drive' initiative aims to reduce the number of road deaths and accidents and increase this age group's awareness of the dangers that exist on our roads. It succeeds admirably in this aim.
Some comments this year from Year 13 students after the presentation:
'At all times wear a seatbelt'
'Common sense can save lives, think about it!'
'Very emotional, makes you realise how careful you need to be on the road'
'Shocking but to the point. Gets the message across'
'Emotional and real.'
Posted: 2010-11-17 00:00:00
Last Edited: 2012-01-04 09:04:20