On Tuesday 16 May, the Year 11 cohort attended the Metropolitan Fire Service’s RAP (Road Awareness Program) presentation. The two-hour presentation helped students to understand the risks that driving can pose to drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike. Through a series of video presentations, discussion, statistics and an interactive scenario, the students gained an appreciation of the severe consequences that can flow from taking seemingly “minor” risks on the road.
Students and teachers were particularly moved by a speech by Kym Inglis, who lost his wife as well as two daughters and a friend of one of his daughters in a motor vehicle accident in 2010. Whilst it is confronting, the presentation provides invaluable life lessons to the students. Only 35% of students identified as responsible road users prior to the presentation, but after the presentation, 100% of students committed to being responsible road users in future.
Further information regarding the program can be found on the MFS website.
Year 11 Leader