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Sible Hedingham students accelerate road safety knowledge with intensive practical scenarios


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


Students in Sible Hedingham carefully negotiated their way around a series of driving scenarios as part of an intensive road safety course.

Designed to equip young drivers with crucial knowledge before getting behind the wheel of a car, Year 12 pupils at Hedingham School took part in six practical exercises on Tuesday.

During the Roadster programme, students considered the dangers of speeding, using a mobile phone while driving, passenger distractions, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the importance of wearing a seat belt.

Sible Hedingham Year 12 students are taking part in a road safety course organised by Safer Essex roads partnership. Pictured are Gillian Beale and Claire Stone of the Safer Essex roads partnership with some of the students. ..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (18873837)
Sible Hedingham Year 12 students are taking part in a road safety course organised by Safer Essex roads partnership. Pictured are Gillian Beale and Claire Stone of the Safer Essex roads partnership with some of the students. ..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (18873837)

Praising the scheme, which is run by Safer Essex Roads Partnership and Essex Highways, head of sixth form Rory Hyde said the interactive programme covered a wide range of scenarios and topics.

“It prepared students for looking after a car, how to carry out first aid techniques, safe driving and their responsibility, not just as drivers, but also as passengers,” he said.

Due to limited public transport in rural areas, Mr Hyde highlighted that there was a greater incentive for young people to learn to drive.

Sible Hedingham Year 12 students are taking part in a road safety course organised by Safer Essex roads partnership. Pictured is Dave Hogan of FAID giving a talk on first aid. ..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (18873842)
Sible Hedingham Year 12 students are taking part in a road safety course organised by Safer Essex roads partnership. Pictured is Dave Hogan of FAID giving a talk on first aid. ..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (18873842)
Sible Hedingham Year 12 students are taking part in a road safety course organised by Safer Essex roads partnership. Pictured are Jephthah Ekogiawe, Malisha Wickramasinghe, Amie Dain, Alfie Furber Louise Gladden practicing the recovery position in first aid. ..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (18873844)
Sible Hedingham Year 12 students are taking part in a road safety course organised by Safer Essex roads partnership. Pictured are Jephthah Ekogiawe, Malisha Wickramasinghe, Amie Dain, Alfie Furber Louise Gladden practicing the recovery position in first aid. ..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (18873844)

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