Students see consequences of crashes

By Richard Wright

Sunday, March 16, 2014

 

Students see consequences of crashes

Ryde Academy students watch the emergency services dealing with a mock crash as part of the Head-On event. Picture by Robin Crossley.

A HARROWING roadshow, which is designed to hammer home safety messages, came to Ryde Academy.

As part of the Road Safety and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Education) programme, students in Year 10 took part in the Head On event last Thursday.

Head On is part of the campaign to reduce the high rate of deaths involving young people on the Island.

Its focus was to raise road safety awareness of travelling with young, newly-qualified, drivers.

Organised by the IW road safety team and the emergency services, the event showed how fire, police and ambulance services deal with a traffic accident.

Students watched a DVD of a local case study in which the emotional impact of a crash was explored.

They also took part in workshops where they considered what steps they could take as non-drivers to ensure their safety and that of others.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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