- Over 200 students at Farmor’s School take part in Drive for Life.
- Farmor’s is the first school in Gloucestershire to be involved in all of the road safety tuition schemes available to schools in the county.
- Head of Sixth Form Emma White said “we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from students and staff"
- PCC Martin Surl said “Farmor’s commitment is very welcome”.
More than two hundred sixth formers at a Cotswolds’ Secondary School missed lessons to learn more about road safety.
The students took part in the day long workshop, which saw them carry out practical exercises and hear first-hand accounts of the wider impact of a fatal road accident. They also witnessed an emergency rescue from a car, seeing for themselves the involvement of emergency services and the devastation caused by careless driving.
Farmor’s is the first school in the county to make full use of all the road safety schemes available. ‘Drive for Life’ was conceived by the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership and is one of a number of initiatives to promote road safety.
Head of Sixth Form Emma White said of the event, “The Drive for Life event proved to be everything we had hoped for and more. There was an excellent turn out of students, activities were well-planned to interest and engage as well as educate, and there was a real buzz throughout the day.
“We are extremely grateful to everyone for giving up their time and sharing their experiences which has made this day so real and meaningful for our students. We are already planning the next one so that we can ensure no student passes through our Sixth Form without this vital experience”
Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl, who has made Safe and Social Driving one of his six priorities, said, “It’s fantastic that the staff at Farmor’s understand the importance of making sure their students are safe on the roads. The fact that the students have taken the lessons on board is very positive. I cannot emphasise the need for road safety enough. Ideally ‘Drive for Life’ would be on the curriculum in every school, for every sixth form pupil, but until then, we will continue to promote road safety awareness”.