PDHPE Department News

We were lucky in the PDHPE department for the year 10 students to be able to watch the Bstreetsmart program which was recorded this year, in light of students unable to attend this program in person due to Covid19. 

Please see a recount from the year 10 students below;

On Tuesday the 30th of November, the year 10 cohort attended the virtual Bstreetsmart program. The 2-hour program aims to reduce the rate of fatality and injury on Australian roads by promoting safe driving behaviour and highlighting the consequences of taking risks on the road. Led by Dr Ken Harrison, who is a flight trauma doctor in the Trauma department of Westmead hospital, the year 10s explored the emotional, psychological and physical implications, along with the legal implications of reckless driving. Presented with a scenario of a common crash resulting in severe injury and death, we were able to learn the processes of how the police, ambulance and firefighters work. We witnessed firsthand what it was like to be in the position of someone with head trauma and their journey to recovery, as well as the person facing the charges and legal consequences of their decisions. This was followed by interviews of real survivors of crashes, a girl who suffered psychological damage as a result of her head injuries, a woman whose spinal cord was obliviated as a result of the reckless driving of another driver and a mother who suffered emotional trauma whose son had caused a crash that killed 5 people, including himself when he chose to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Ltrent driving school then proceeded to showcase the time it took for a car to stop at different speeds. This highlighted how the speed that you are travelling could mean the difference between life and death. Finally, the year 10s were presented with how airbags and seatbelts can help save lives. Ultimately, the year 10 cohort were able to witness the real-life consequences of reckless driving, bringing awareness and responsibility of being on the road to the next generation of Australian drivers.



Michelle Barrass

PDHPE Coordinator