Posted by ROADwhyz on December 13, 2017 at 10:35 PM
2017 was another big year for ROADwhyz as we celebrated 10 years of community work, presenting to Students, apprentice groups, community groups and various other road safety organisation, a new intro video was made to commemorate this mile stone.
We made 27 presentation this year, including a first for the team in our local area, presenting at the Newcastle Town Hall where 8 schools came from all over the Newcastle area. This method worked perfectly, we will be presenting in the same format on the 23rd of March 2018 and so far have 7 schools booked in.
Our Young Driver Merit award numbers of students presented was down this year in part due to the difficulty teachers have of organising students to be put forward, we will continue to tweak this so that more students can have this opportunity.
Thanks again to the help of Motoron Driving School and Drive5 Learner driver training for helping us out with presentations and the lessons as part of the Driver merit award. Thanks to both Ron and Peter respectively for their ongoing support and commitment to our program.
Two community events will happen in 2018 just as they did for 2017, one at end of June just before school hols and one in Dec , dates will be posted on the calendar.
We were joined by a few extra helpers this year, Kylie our Ambo from Kurri and Mark the Ambo from Cessnock. Two extra Highway Patrol Alison and Jason who now coordinate schools closer to the bay. Thank you to you guys for seeing the value in what we do. Your help is very much appreciated
For me (Michelle, co founder & coordinator) I cant thank the team enough, not only are we spreading the word about road safety, we are I am sure saving lives with education and for me on a personal note you enable me to continue on the program set up 10 years ago by Simon and Dave which also allows me a legacy for my boys, for that I thank you all�?� I don�??t know how long we will keep going but while ever we have such a passionate team of individuals I see no end in site �???