TYs in the Driving Seat

On Monday, 2nd November, the Transition Year students got hands on experience of motoring.

In advance of their 17th birthdays, the Irish School of Excellence came to Loreto College to do a full day’s driver education programme.

The day involved the girls being educated in driver theory, and then taking their theory exam. They also learned how to change a tyre and basic car maintenance. The learned the importance of road safety, seeing what things look like when you’re under the influence of alcohol.

Changing a tyre

It was a really worthwhile learning experience for all and something that will stand to the students for the rest of their lives.

But the best part for students, was when they actually got to drive a car. Each student got a run out in a Nissan on the primary school basketball court.