Belt Up - Because You’re Worth Holding Onto

Posted on: Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Belt Up - Because You’re Worth Holding Onto

The town of Dowerin hosted the Inland Lighthouse Network Student Leadership day with several events on 22 March, including a school incursion, parent session and community dinner event.

With the theme of leadership and volunteering, guest speakers included 2016 Young Western Australian of the Year Ashlee Harrison, founder of zero2hero mental health charity, Peter Wood of St John Ambulance, from Wyalkatchem, and Cory Payne, the survivor of a serious road crash near New Norcia and winner of a WA Young Achiever Award.

Cory is a strong advocate for road safety and tells his story to school groups and communities across the Wheatbelt.

Dowerin District High School received a Government of Western Australia Road Safety Community Grant for this event, with their chosen message, “Belt Up- because you’re worth holding onto”.

It doesn't matter if you are only travelling a few kilometres to the shops or around the corner - most road crashes happen close to home, and even at low speed not wearing a seatbelt can cause serious injury and death.

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Pictured above: Cory Payne and Barbara Garner, Principal of Dowerin District High School, promoting the belt up message.

Visit the Road Safety Commission's website at www.rsc.wa.gov.au to find out more about the Government of Western Australia Road Safety Community Grants Program.

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