‘New Driver N.I.’ Sixth Form Visit

On Wednesday 4th November Grosvenor’s Sixth Form welcomed speaker Stephen Savage, from ‘New Driver NI’, to the School to speak to its Upper and Lower Sixth Year Groups regarding the important issue of Road Safety.

Stephen spoke to those in attendance about dangers on the road, the most common causes of collisions and the consequences of negligent driving, as well as providing useful tips in relation to the purchase and maintenance of cars for first time buyers.  In addition Stephen also provided the School with complimentary copies of the latest ‘New Driver NI’ magazine, which has proven popular with the over 25,000 young people who have thus far received it across the province.

Finally, Stephen’s presentation concluded when, as an ambassador for the Road Safety Charity ‘BRAKE’, he distributed cards containing the BRAKE Pledge, which those pupils in attendance were asked to sign, thus committing to undertaking a serious of simple measures designed to improve safety on the roads.

Stephen’s presentation marked the third time that he has visited the school within the last twelve months and proved highly worthwhile for each of the two hundred-plus pupils present. This year ‘BRAKE' has set a target of attaining 10,000 signatories in relation to its pledge and we are glad that Grosvenor has been able to contribute in some small way towards this target.

Stephen Savage from 'New Driver N.I.' alongside Grosvenor pupils (from left to right): William Beck, David Campbell, Todd Ruddock and Chris Ganacias.