St Malachy’s HS, leads the way with new Road Safety resources
St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan, was recently chosen to be one of two schools in the South Eastern Education and Library Board area to pilot a new Road Safety Education resource for GCSE and A Level students. Mr Anthony Crozier, Road Safety Education Officer for the Department of the Environment, was in class with the year 12 MVRUS students evaluating student engagement as they participated in the interactive lesson which was delivered by Mr Keith Faloon (MVRUS Teacher).
The DVD and discussion based education pack called “One Lapse Can Last A Lifetime” certainly provoked some strong reactions and the positive impact could be clearly seen immediately. “This has been a valuable opportunity to challenge the attitudes of these young men who will probably all be driving on our roads within the next year or two” said Mr Faloon. The insight into police capability in terms of forensic analysis of mobile phones following a road traffic collision has left the students in no doubt that the only safe response is to “never, ever use your mobile phone whilst driving.”
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