On Wednesday 20 August, the majority of Year 11 travelled by bus to Homebush in Sydney where they took part in a driver education day as part of their Crossroads course. Westmead Hospital held the Bstreetsmart event at Acer Arena, which had approximately 22 000 students attend.
The day included an exciting combination of demonstrations, crash dynamics and rescue, vehicle stopping distances and active exhibits. The students witnessed a road accident involving young people while an ambulance officer talked the students through the emergency response by police, ambulance and fire brigade. The students were able to hear first-hand from brain injury and spinal injury victims, who had survived a car accident and were lucky to be alive.
Bstreetsmart is held because our youth are being severely injured and killed due to potentially preventable road crashes. The students coming home from the event said they got a lot out of it and were definitely going to take more care whilst driving or in the car with others.