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On Wednesday 24th November, our Sixth Form students had an assembly with a difference as we welcomed colleagues from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and West Yorkshire Police.  

The vistors delivered a hard-hitting and thought provoking hour-long assembly about the various dangers associated with driving or being a passenger in their age range and the impact on the wider community.  The students watched a number of road safety adverts which focused on speeding, drink / drug driving, using mobile phones while driving and driving without due care & attention.  

They also heard some very personal stories recounted about real situations the team have encountered through their work and the emotional impact these tragedies have had, not only on the families and friends of those involved, but also the emergency services personnel whose job it is to attend the scenes of accidents.  

Anne Dubickas, Head of Sixth Form said:  “This is a hugely important message, which has even greater significance for our Sixth Form, many of whom have very recently lost a former student and friend in a dangerous driving incident.  We are grateful to the emergency services for coming in and delivering this assembly, which was very hard-hitting and uncomfortable to watch.  We hope the students will learn from it and consider their own safety and that of those around them when driving or as passengers in the future.” 

Road Safety Week is coordinated by the road safety charity Brake from Monday 21st until Sunday 27th November.  

The event was also covered on our Twitter page and in the Telegraph & Argus. Click here to read the article.