Manea Senior College and St John Ambulance Road Safety Expo 2018

Posted on: Thursday, 23 August 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Manea Senior College and St John Ambulance Road Safety Expo 2018

After organising crash simulation events for Year 11 students in past years, Manea Senior College and St John Ambulance expanded the initiative in 2018 to deliver a road safety expo, extending an invitation to other high schools in the region. 

The event, held in the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre foyer, was attended by 750 Year 10 and 11 students from Manea Student College, Dalyellup College and Donnybrook District High School. 

The Bunbury RoadWise Committee promoted the M8 the call can W8 campaign with students showing a keen interest in the mobile phone pouches and the M8 the call can W8 selfie frame.

Teachers had the opportunity to find out more about the School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) Keys for Life program and others road safety resources available to schools.

Inside the Entertainment Centre, a crash scene re-enactment demonstrated the possible consequences of a crash caused by distracted driving. Featuring local paramedics and police officers, with the assistance of the Manea Senior College health and medical students as the first responders, students and parents witnessed firsthand how a crash scene is managed and the consequences for the driver.

The M8 the call can W8 campaign video was played to students, parents and teachers attending the crash scene re-enactment, supported by a talk delivered by local police.

The expo was supported by a Government of Western Australia Road Safety Community Grant, as well as the Industry Road Safety Alliance South West, Qube, RAC, South West Young Driver Development Program, Choose Respect and Road Trauma Support WA.

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Pictured: Country youth ambulance officers pledge to take their selfie at the expo, not on the road.

Keep up to date with road safety activities in the South West by following the South West WA RoadWise page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SWRoadWise/.

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