The senior students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn and Coláiste Lú Chulainn were given a ‘crash’ course in road safety last week when the RSA Rollover Shuttle visited the sister schools at their new campus at the Marshes.
All TY, 5th and 6th year students had the opportunity to visit the shuttle which promotes safety on the road and focuses on the 6 major road dangers in an effort to reduce road deaths across the country. Students made the most of the opportunity and experienced the rollover which simulates what happens when a car rolls in an accident and highlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt correctly to help prevent serious injury.
Bláithín Uí Ríodail is leading the focus on road safety in Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn. Transition Year students in both schools will undertake the ‘Wrecked’ road safety programme this year, as well engaging with material in preparation for the driving theory test.
“Ten people were killed on Co Louth roads in 2017, an increase from 2016,” said Ms Uí Ríodail, “Our aim is to reduce this number by educating our students about safe road practices. The road safety day was a huge success and senior prefects from Coláiste Chú Chulainn will be supporting the road safety campaign each morning this week by acting as Road Safety Stewards at our new designated crossing area at the campus gates.”