Sunday, 24 September 2017

School receives tablet for supporting safe driving initiative

THE Piggott School in Wargrave has been presented with a tablet computer to mark the 10th anniversary

THE Piggott School in Wargrave has been presented with a tablet computer to mark the 10th anniversary of a driving safety workshop.

Wokingham Borough Council’s Safe Drive Stay Alive tour has been presented to more than 120,000 young people across the Thames Valley since 2006, including a record 18,000 last year. The tour, which is held in Reading every November, features a film on safe driving as well as talks from members of the emergency services, doctors and the parents of young people killed in accidents.

To mark the milestone, the council gave away 10 Microsoft Surface 3 tablets to schools and colleges that have attended its talks since the first year. Piggott’s tablet was presented to deputy headteacher Maggie Urwin by Wokingham Mayor Parry Batth on Friday before members of the Safe Drive team gave a presentation with a short film to sixth-form students.

Cllr Batth said: “This is all about awareness, safe driving and staying alive. It’s important that youngsters getting behind the wheel see the film.

“The impact is amazing. It really makes you think about safety and how important it is to stay safe and stay alive.”



Mrs Urwin added: “As a school, we have seen initiatives come and go but this one is here to stay and is actually expanding.

“ It’s up to us to take on board the advice that is given and who knows how many young lives this initiative has saved over the last 10 years?”



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