Mock accident brings home danger

THE blood and injuries may have been fake but the message was very real at the North Bundaberg State High School docu-drama day yesterday.

The Year 12 students watched as emergency services worked to free the accident victims, who were being played by their own classmates.

Docu Drama Program co-ordinator Barry Collis travels to schools around south-east Queensland asking doctors and local accident victims to talk to students as the student-actors are pulled from a car.

“It is really sad the causes and consequences (of car accidents) and if they see the re-enactment they might realise it could happen to them,” he said.

Mr Collis, who is retired, runs the program with the help of emergency services, which run the accident scene as if it was real while talking the students through what has been happening.

North Bundaberg State High School community liaison officer Kay Shelton said the docudrama was presented at the school each year to Year 12 students, as many already had their licence.

“This 18-to-25 age group has such a high level of accidents it is just tragic,” she said.

“Every life we can save is worth it.”

Students were also given the opportunity to speak to each of the emergency services after the accident had been resolved.



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