2016 was another huge year for ROADwhyz, we made 31 presentations including High schools, TAFE campuses and Apprentice groups. We also ventured out on a road trip where we kicked off at Brisbane Waters Secondary College on the Central Coast. BW hosted several other local schools from that area, the team did two presentations in the one day and then headed off to Sydney to present to another group of 8 schools in total from surrounding Sydney areas. The road trip was a huge success and suggested that we might try the same format in 2017 to service our local Hunter high Schools.
We kick this format off March 24 with a big presentation for Newcastle schools at the Newcastle city hall 9-3 the day will have two presentations, so far we have 6 schools booked in for the morning and 4 for the arvo. If it goes well we will organise another for Newcastle around Sept/oct. Will keep you all posted on that.
With our Young Driver Merit award still going we were able to help 42 young students begin their driving career with FREE driving lessons, thanks to the help of Motoron Driving School and Drive5 Learner driver training. We would like to thank both Ron and Peter respectively for their ongoing support and commitment to our program.
The ROADwhyz team will continue to visit those schools who require and individual presentation due to the numbers at the school, our aim is that no local school miss out.
We have scheduled two community events for 2017, one at end of June just before school hols and one in Dec , dates will be posted on the calendar and bookings can be made through the contact us link.
2017 will see the ROADwhyz program and team celebrate 10 years of service to the community. We have always been passionate about road safety, getting the message out to the young drivers of the future and helping educate where we can to assist in reducing the road toll and contributing to a goal of 'TOWARDS ZERO' ROAD TOLL.
ROADwhyz Victoria, our sister program, is taking a break while its coordinator Jason recovers from illness, we will keep you posted as to its return.
ROADwhyz is looking forward to starting a few new projects in 2017, involving local youth, keep an eye out on our FB page and website for updates.
Here's to another successful year that would not be possible without the ongoing support of our volunteer presenters representing NAW Ambulance Paramedics, NSW Highway Patrol, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Motoron Driving school and Drive5 Driver Training.
Bring on 2017 and all it has to offer, we are ready
Happy New Year everyone.