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Congratulations Newent School!

| 20.03.17

Today (20/03/17) approx 60  year 12 sixth form students were presented with their certificates for successfully completing the Drive iQ Gloucestershire programme over a period of 10 – 12 weeks as part of their PSHE curriculum at Newent Community School.

They were congratulated by Watch Manager Roger Pickett from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue and the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Brierley. The two representatives were enthused by the commitment and dedication the students demonstrated in making this programme one of their extracurricular priorities. The school was praised for being passionate about road safety and continually working with all agencies to reduce casualties as a result of a road traffic collision. Students were proud to be supporting such a worthy cause and were grateful for the opportunity to learn so much that will influence their choices and decision making.

Newent Community school said “Once again we are be proud to be involved with the Drive iQ Gloucestershire programme. We have embedded the course into our PSHE provision for all students, such is the importance of Road Safety in the Gloucestershire area. Our students have understood the value and purpose of the scheme and I hope that it will enable them to be better drivers and more mindful of other road users. Thank you to Louise and the Road Safety Team for their continued support and encouragement. We look forward to participating with our new Sixth Form students next year”

“The biggest threat to the lives of young people in the UK today is from road traffic accidents; so doing nothing to educate our students is not an option. I have been really proud of our students who have embraced the message of making Gloucestershire’s roads a safer place. If one of our students changes their behaviour or the behaviour of their peers as a result of doing the Drive IQ course then it has been a huge success”. Ian Britten – Deputy Director of Sixth Form

Newent Sixth Form attended the What if…? road show early in the academic year, they have booked a number of young driver and passenger workshops and they deliver a 12 week road safety curriculum (which includes the completion of Drive iQ Glos). Later this year (in June) they have booked 3D Driving Awareness (a simulated experience of what it is like to drive and be impaired in order to raise awareness of the dangers). Alongside this Gloucestershire Road Safety, Police and Fire will be delivering their annual ‘Choose Zero’ workshop which focuses on anti drink and drug driving.

A relentless approach to road safety education and one they truly deserve to be proud of!

Thank you Newent Community School.

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