Two grade 10 classes from West Kildonan were part of the 250 high school students who got a firsthand look at the effects and consequences of a fatal motor vehicle collision. The MB Brain Injury Association, with Winnipeg Police Services, Fire and Paramedic, Stars Ambulance, MPI and Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, set up a scenario involving a man who struck a paramedic while she was responding to a separate collision. Students watched the entire process, right from the 911 call to the helicopter landing, as well as the memorial service for the deceased paramedic.
Liam Johansson represented our group and spoke of the impact it had on him. He spoke of the impact the death of that person would have on so many other people left behind that perhaps we do not think about.
West Kildonan Collegiate is proud to have all Grade 10 P.E. classes take part in The P.A.R.T.Y. Program through the Manitoba Brain Injury Association. They are given presentations from First Responders, Alcohol, Drugs and the Law, the rehabilitation process after a brain injury, Transplant Manitoba, as well as talking to actual trauma survivors. It is our hope to keep our young and upcoming drivers informed about the consequences of distracted driving!