Latest Laois News: Mountrath Community School students on road to safety
The road to safety for MCS students
|The road to safety for MCS students|
The three transition year classes of MCS participated in an intensive young drivers’ education program from the 16th to the 17th of November. The course was taught by Collins Driving School in Roscrea , as part of the transition year driving school of excellence programme.The intensive course covers theory, safety, road signs, under the bonnet, internal controls and an experience of driving with an instructor. Transition year coordinator Ms Mary Gannon said that overall , the programme was enjoyable and educational. Ms Gannon highlighted that the course provides the students with an appreciation of the dangers and practicalities of driving.
Ms Kathryn o Brien, Principal, said that it’s an excellent way to promote awareness, knowledge, skills and values to make students safer road users.
Student Noelle Byrne said that it was really interesting and enjoyable. She added that it was brilliant to learn how to change a tyre and the controls in a car.
Student Roman O’ Callaghan said that all the TY students really understood the road safety and responsibility. He also said that it was a nice gesture to receive a discount with the driving school in Roscrea, if any of the students wanted to pursue further driving lessons.