Another successful RYDA day for Year 12

By Rachel Mortimer | Posted: Tuesday June 11, 2024

Every year, we participate in a road safety day that helps our Year 12 students gain an appreciation of the driving environment.

Our Year 12 students participated on May 30th and were credited with their behaviour and participation. Comments from our students included;

  • Interactive team games and tasks to get the point across and to encourage people to join in.
  • Hearing personal experiences shared by a crash survivor.
  • Physical representations and demonstrations such as the speed stopping demo
  • Lots of information but not overwhelming.
  • Entertaining presenters
  • "I feel like I am a safer driver already".

This day is of huge benefit to our young people and is a mixture of demonstrations, discussion and activities. The students contribute to the cost but financial support is received from many organisations; Rotary Clubs, our co-founding sponsors BOC and NZ Steel, and major partners Bridgestone, VTNZ, Toyota and the Dunedin City Council. Support is also received from COGS Coastal Otago/Waitaki, Otago Motor Club Trust, Otago Community Trust, Dunedin Venues Community Access Grant, and the Russell Henderson Charitable Trust. @rydaroadsafety 

If your child has come home and discussed this day, we encourage you to fill in the parent survey that is provided by RYDA as they seek a rounded view of the programme they offer.

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