Published on June 9, 2012
Reporter Andrea Nicholl
Grade 10 students from Broadview School and Whitewood School got a dose of reality on Wednesday, with their participation in the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma Youth (PARTY) program.
Students began the day by visiting the scene of a mock car crash where youth (student actors) were killed and injured. The mock scenario also included an impaired driver who was arrested and taken into police custody.
“Lots of (the students) were really quiet and I think it’s because it’s a shocking experience- seeing it all laid out before your eyes,” said Paige Wyatt, student actor and Students Against Drunk Driving president. “You can imagine it happening, even if it is just a mock set up.”