On Thursday October 13th TY students from 4B attended a road safety talk and demonstration from periods 1-3.
The purpose of the talk/demonstration was to teach the students of the class the dangers of the road and educate us on the responsibilities of the drivers and passengers as well as to teach us to stand up for ourselves and others, and to be safe on the road.
The session allowed the students to get involved with the discussion and to share experiences of dangerous driving. We learned from each other that we all experienced road related incidents and that it was a problem for everyone and that younger people needed to be educated in safe driving.
Some important knowledge we took from this class was; the short amount of time it can take for people’s lives to be permanently changed, that you should not let someone risk your life for their own selfish reasons, that in life to succeed you should mind your own business, and most importantly a seat-belt can be the difference between a life and death scenario.
Our speaker even took the front section of an old car to use as a model for us to visualise how our seat-belts would work in a collision. Using some of our class mates as "test dummies" to make the demonstration more interesting and involving. We were even given insight into how a car is destroyed in a head on collision and how the body, car, airbag and seat-belt react in different ways to the crash. Showing how extremely essential seat-belts are to safety in cars. In conclusion we found the Road Safety talk was very beneficial and also entertaining to educating the class for future experiences on the road.
We would like to thank Ms Cunningham for organising the demonstration.
Report complied by Cian, Oisin and Diarmaid.