Doc-u-drama a lesson in safety
School’s drama showing the impact of car accidents
STUDENTS in Year 11 and 12 from Gin Gin High School have taken part in a docudrama to highlight the very real consequences of motor vehicle accidents.
The re-enactment of a car crash was chillingly real and gives a very accurate account of the lifelong consequences of being involved in one.
It is a timely lesson for senior students as they prepare for adulthood by getting their learner’s permits or P-plates.
Assisting with the dramatic scene were the emergency services organisations who volunteered their time and resources to make the exercise such a valuable life experience for students.
Principal Paul Stehbens said that, statistically, the most dangerous place for our students over the next seven years was on the road.
Docudrama was first envisaged in 1995 as a practical way of alerting students to the importance of driving safely, and the awful consequences that could stem from that one moment of inattention, carelessness or bad choice.
“Students witnessed the drama and horror of the crash, and then watched as the ambulance, fire and rescue and police went about their grisly business,” Mr Stehbens said.
“We would love to see them all in 30 years’ time happy, successful, healthy and fulfilled adults whose choices in life have been good ones. However one moment of madness behind the wheel can change all that in an instant.”
The final scenario involved the undertaker zipping a lifeless body into a body bag, taking her to the morgue to be identified.
Many students found the docudrama confronting.
LIFE LESSON: Gin Gin High School’s docudrama on driving safety.