The students heard from local fire fighters about what it is like to be a first responder at a traffic accident and how far the impact ripples when a tragic event occurs on our roads. Students were asked to identify the main risks for young drivers and then brainstormed strategies to reduce these risks, and put them into practise with some role playing.
The workshop then moved outside, where students witnessed the fire fighters using the ‘jaws of life’ to remove a hypothetical causality from a car wreck - a very powerful component of the program.
Despite the obvious impact of the visual demonstration, the program aims to be informative, realistic and strategic, building confidence in the students, and supporting them to speak up if they feel uncomfortable in any transport-related situation.
Big thanks to Phil and Josh and the local fire brigade crew for a wonderful workshop.
Year 10 PDHPE teacher