Year 11 students have been given a Road Awareness Training session from Cumbria Police this week, as part of the PD (Personal Development) curriculum.
The aim is to educate young people in the first years of driving, about how to reduce the risk of experiencing serious injury or death whilst driving. The session explored the main reasons why road traffic accidents happen, and how they can be avoided. It included some attention-grabbing videos, and featured the testimony of a Cumbrian mother whose son was killed whilst a passenger in a car driven by his best friend. The final part of the session was interactive and involved students wearing ‘drunk goggles’; looking at breathalysers and drug swipes; and watching a virtual reality film of a crash from inside the car.
Year 13 students were also given this valuable awareness training earlier in the year.