Molly Binks and Emily Florakx are both on their L plates. And, thanks to a Ballarat Secondary College East campus road safety initiative, they will be much better prepared when they take to the roads solo.
Seven hundred students from around the district will attend the event on Friday at the Regent Multiplex, which has donated the venue for free.
BSC East campus deputy principal Shannon Turnbull said part of the school’s wellbeing plan this year involved looking at road safety with a senior student focus.
BSC East campus principal Simon Haber said they wanted their students ready for the road, so wanted to deliver key messages around road safety.
Event guest speaker will be John Maher, who lost his daughter Carmen in a road accident several years ago due to fatigue.
The event is also being held in partnership with Ballarat Police, the City of Ballarat and the L2P program.
Year 11 students Molly and Emily said a lot of their year were on their L plates too but they knew they had to learn a lot before driving on their own.
“It’s about learning to be aware of your surroundings and making sure you are road safe,” Molly said.
BSC principal Rick Gervasoni said it was really important as educators to prepare young people for real life.
“They not only have to take responsibility for themselves but for the other people they take too,” Mr Gervasoni said.
“This is a critical event in supporting them to make that transition.”
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