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Students with Cllr George Duddy, Mayor of Coleraine, Mr James (Principal) and representatives of the PSNI and AXA - View Full Size Image
Students with Cllr George Duddy, Mayor of Coleraine, Mr James (Principal) and representatives of the PSNI and AXA
Students examine the road traffic accident reconstruction at the Roadsafe Roadshow hosted by Loreto College - View Full Size Image
Students examine the road traffic accident reconstruction at the Roadsafe Roadshow hosted by Loreto College
Jade Curry, Clodagh Rainey and Nicola McAllister examine the road traffic accident reconstruction - View Full Size Image
Jade Curry, Clodagh Rainey and Nicola McAllister examine the road traffic accident reconstruction
14/10/2014 ROADSAFE ROADSHOW AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

Loreto College Coleraine played host to the Roadsafe Roadshow, a hard hitting, multi-agency road safety initiative on 14th October 2014. 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, Coleraine Girls’ High School, Dalriada School, North Coast Integrated College and the Coleraine and Ballymoney Youth Justice Agencies. 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, which proved sobering and intensely thought-provoking for the students, who filed past the reconstructed scene in complete silence.

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