Legal Experts Speak To Year 7 Students At Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School
Specialist lawyers from Leeds recently returned to school to carry out a road safety presentation in support of a national campaign.
David King, serious injury lawyer, and Carmel Gallagher, paediatric support and rehabilitation co-ordinator, from national law firm Irwin Mitchell, attended Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School on 18 November. They delivered a talk to year 7 students on Road Safety Week, an annual initiative run by charity Brake.
The presentation focussed on the greater independence of young people around the transition to high school, the risks they face on their daily journeys to and from school, what can happen when things go wrong and what they can do to keep themselves safe.
Expert Opinion“Road safety is an important issue, particularly at this time of year when the days are darker and colder, so we were delighted to be given the opportunity to speak to school pupils about it. It’s vital for them to know how to remain vigilant, and also the consequences of not staying safe.
It’s also great to be able to continue our support of Brake, the charity responsible for Road Safety Week and raising awareness of how people can be affected as a result of incidents on the road.”
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Victoria Tiffany, Assistant Headteacher at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, said: “Ensuring our students know how to stay safe on the roads at all times is vitally important. The students enjoyed the session and were encouraged to look after themselves and others around them. It was great to have David, a former student, and Carmel come along and give us a talk about road safety.”