Sixth Form 'Roadster' Day, November 2019
We were delighted to welcome the Safer Essex Roads Safety Partnership again this year on 19 November for our annual 'Roadster' Day.
All of Year 12, most of whom have either started to learn to drive, or who will be planning to learn to drive, were involved in the day, the highlight of which for many was the opportunity to drive a car around the school tennis courts. An exciting and frightening prospect, not least for the staff watching! The aim of the day is not for students to be put off from driving, nor indeed being overly worried about dangers - but to understand some of the risks involved for drivers which hinder safety in their context as young people, from not wearing a seatbelt to using a phone while driving. Practical elements such as the cost of insurance as young drivers were emphasised to students as well as the possible impact of their decisions on lives of drivers, passengers and the public.
It was encouraging to see that a number of Year 12 are already taking part in Young Drivers' schemes. If you are not aware of these and would like to know more, a link is here: https://saferessexroads.org/road-users/young-drivers/extra-skills-for-young-and-pre-drivers/
Mrs M Townsend
Assistant Headteacher - KS5