Our Year 11 Students attended an important presentation by Melissa McGuinness from ‘YOU CHOOSE – Youth Road Safety’. The aim of the seminar was to get students to think through the organisation’s motto of “Own the Choice, Own the Outcome” in their decision making, shying away from reckless behaviour that could cause harm to others and themselves.
Melissa is a mother of three children who lives with the loss of her 18-year-old son, Jordan, who died in a car crash in 2012 in which his choices also killed four other innocent young people. While the messages from the seminar were confronting, they are also extremely important for young people and their decision making.
Melissa challenged the students to consider how they will personally seek leadership in road safety, live life to its fullest, protect their loved ones and be truly accountable in situations where they need to place their safety and wellbeing at the forefront of decision making.
For more information about the organisation, please visit http://youchooseyrs.org.au/
Year 12 Student