Last week we once again welcomed Nottinghamshire Fire Service and Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre to deliver their Road Traffic Collision (RTC) Awareness Day for our year 12 students.

The day is designed to give a hard-hitting and interactive look at the dangers that young drivers can face – especially important given that many of our year 12 students will be starting their driving lessons this year.

As part of the event, students attended a presentation about the role of the fire service in road safety, and watched ‘Cassie’s Story’ – a young driver who caused the deaths of her friends and another family by using her mobile phone while driving.

In our car park, there was a mock-up of Cassie’s incident and how the fire service made the vehicle and a trapped passenger safe, including taking the roof off the car. Together with the fire service, members of the police service were on site, demonstrating a driver being breathalysed and arrested at the scene of the collision.

Students also took part in workshops with the Fire Service and Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership, together with taking part in an interactive magistrate court scene related to the incident. Students were able to register their opinion about the case sentencing using an interactive keypad.

Thanks to Nottinghamshire Fire Service and Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership for their part in the day and supporting our students through what can be a difficult topic.