Peter’s Pies get pupils ‘clued up’ in drink drug driving awareness scheme
Peter’s Pies has launched a new scheme to educate young people about the dangers of drink and drug driving.
Over 50 sixth form students at Bedwas High School took part in the first ‘Get Clued Up’ session by the Caerphilly-based food manufacturer on Monday June 9th.
Hosted by Peter’s Transport Manager Mark Killin, pupils were surveyed about their knowledge before hearing the myths about driving after drinking or drug use.
Mr Killin said: “We employ over 200 drivers who regularly undertake training to keep them updated on driving safety and more.
“This includes drink and drug driving, and as a local business, we thought young people would benefit from hearing the dangers from a potential employer so they understand how to avoid them; how to make smarter choices and how to protect their future careers.
“Driving is an integral part of most jobs and driving convictions can seriously damage employability.”
One of the pupils who took part in the session was 16-year-old Lewis Jukes. He said: “I think we paid more attention because we know the business and the staff. It makes you more alert that the consequences of drink driving on your future employment is real.”
Peter’s is the first business to do a PSE lesson (Personal Social Education) with sixth form students in Bedwas High School.
Head teacher Mr Peter Ward said: “Peter’s couldn’t thrive as a business without professional drivers. Learning about this topic from a local employer carried weight with students.”
17-year-old student Katie Walters is learning to drive. She said: “It was interesting to hear about the different myths surrounding different drugs. I learnt things I didn’t know before.”
The Get Clued Up scheme has been awarded the National PSHE Quality Mark.
Fore more information, visit: http://www.getcluedup.info/