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Students welcome personnel from the PSNI to the College for the Roadsafe Roadshow - View Full Size Image
Students welcome personnel from the PSNI to the College for the Roadsafe Roadshow
Y14 Theatre Studies students, PSNI and NIFRS personnel re-enacting the aftermath of a road traffic accident - View Full Size Image
Y14 Theatre Studies students, PSNI and NIFRS personnel re-enacting the aftermath of a road traffic accident
Members of the NIFRS re-enact cutting a vehicle to rescue casualties - View Full Size Image
Members of the NIFRS re-enact cutting a vehicle to rescue casualties
27/11/2008 ROADSAFE ROADSHOW AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, played host to the Roadsafe Roadshow, a hard hitting, multi agency road safety initiative on 27th November 2008. This road show, organised by the PSNI in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, sponsored by AXA Insurance and supported by the Cool FM radio network, targets sixth form pupils in an attempt to ‘inject a dose of reality’ into the mindset of young drivers.

Hosted in Loreto College, the Roadshow was attended by all Year 13 and Year 14 students from Loreto College itself, and also by sixth form students from Dominican College Portstewart, Coleraine Academical Institution, Ballycastle High School, Cross and Passion College Ballycastle, St Joseph’s College Coleraine and the Foyle Region Youth Justice Forum.    The event was highly effective, with a hard-hitting message of the realities of road traffic accidents – graphic illustrations and personal accounts serving to demonstrate first hand to the young audience the individual truths behind the annual road traffic accident statistics.  The event concluded with a highly realistic reconstruction of a road traffic accident, with four A Level Theatre Studies students from Loreto College playing the part of casualties – something which proved sobering and intensely thought-provoking for the young actors themselves as well as for their peers, who filed past the reconstructed scene in complete silence.

Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, and Vice Principals Mr Michael James and Miss Belinda Toner, who oversaw the running of the event, paid tribute to all those who had contributed to it, in particular Constable John Jamieson, PSNI Road Policing Education Officer, adding that the Roadshow offered an inestimably important learning experience to all those who attended it.