HGV training company WTTL in conjunction with the road safety charity Brake visited Isambard Community School in North Swindon to get important lessons over to Year 7 students during Road Safety Week in mid-November.
The aim was to increase the students’ awareness of the extra caution needed when sharing the roads with HGVs.
The students were taught about lorry drivers’ blind spots, turning paths and stopping distances during a half hour presentation. They were then able to reinforce this in a more hands on way by walking around WTTL’s 44 tonne truck and sitting in the cab to see what the driver can and cannot see.
Ms Covell, Head of Year 7, said: "Joining secondary school is often a time of increased freedom and responsibility for children and the WTTL visit was a great way to help them improve their road safety knowledge and awareness.
"The students really enjoyed it and the fact that they were shocked by some of what they were shown means they are more likely to remember it when it counts."
This is the second year Isambard has taken part in the presentation, with a total of 240 students taking part over the two days.