Next gen Qlders given a helping hand

From Ayr to Southport and out to Ingham, RACQ’s Community and Education team has helped more than 31,600 students be safer and smarter this school year.

RACQ’s Head of Community and Education, David Contarini said while the year hadn’t been without its challenges, the team had been able to deliver a range of pedestrian and driver safety, and financial literacy programs to Queensland school kids.

“We normally see at least 30,000 students each year, and even with the five week pause due to COVID-19, we were still able to see 14,026 regional students and 17,590 in south east Queensland,” Mr Contarini said.

“Across 128 schools, we delivered programs which improved their understanding of how to be a safe pedestrian, passenger or road user and how to make choices with their money that help them achieve their goals.”

Mr Contarini said regional schools were a priority for the Club with 95 schools visited outside the south east corner.

“We’ve travelled all over Queensland to make sure as many students as possible are prepared for what they may face in the future,” he said.

“This included a school with just five students at Mutarnee State School and remote locations such as Prospect Creek and Duaringa.

“As Queensland’s oldest motoring club, we have a responsibility to help the next generation be safe on our roads. Our team is so proud to do what we do to shape a brighter future for these kids.”