Road safety school education recognition and showcase event
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) will be hosting a road safety showcase event at the Good Hope Seminary Junior School on 29 November 2018. The aim of the event is to recognise the contributions of a number of Western Cape schools that proudly advocated for safer roads at the 2018 National Road Safety Debate and Participatory Educational Techniques (PET) competitions held in October 2018 in Gauteng.
At the nationals, Eros Special School in Athlone, which claimed second place in the debate (disability category), and Simon’s Town High, which came third in the PET urban category, are testament to the DTPW’s long track record of producing young road safety ambassadors.
These two annual Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) competitions target Grade 10 and 11 learners who wish to expand their road safety skills and knowledge. In the first round, learners compete at provincial level. The winners go through to represent their provinces in the national competition. In the PET competition, participants conduct research into local road safety issues and present their proposed solutions. Through the debate competition, participants develop the ability and confidence to persuasively argue their points of view.
At Thursday’s event, the DTPW road safety management directorate will be handing over certificates of appreciation to three participating schools: Eros, Simon’s Town High, and Ilingelethu High in Malmesbury. The schools will be showcasing their road safety work in the form of drama, oral presentations, and a visual artwork exhibition.
Representatives of the media are invited to attend. There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews with learners.
Refer to event programme for details.