On Friday, May 13, students of the committee were dressed in black, had white painted faces with red tear drops and were silent throughout the day to represent the lives of young people killed in drunk-driving accidents.
The dangers of drink-driving were hammered home to Inglewood High School students by their peers in a recent and dramatic presentation.
SADD (Students Against Driving Drunk) is a peer education programme that has been in New Zealand for 25 years, that educates students on the consequences of drink-driving. The SADD committee at Inglewood High believes that raising awareness is the first step for change in our community.
Our aim is to make a change in our community, as we have lost far too many students to drunk driving.
On Friday, May 13, students of the committee were dressed in black, had white painted faces with red tear drops and were silent throughout the day to represent the lives of young people killed in drunk-driving accidents.
They held a sombre assembly which included a mock funeral procession; accompanied by an eco-coffin donated by W. Abrahams Funeral Directors in New Plymouth, and a talk from a local police officer.
The assembly proved a success as students were shocked by images and statistics that were shared during the assembly.