On 6 November, Cheshire Constabulary, along with the Cheshire Road Safety Team, launched their new ‘Think’ road safety campaign at Abbey Gate College. The campaign revolves around the heart breaking story of a local young man, Harry Abbey, who sadly died after a collision with a combine harvester and his motorbike.
Bev – Harry’s mother – and the roads safety education officers attended College to deliver a thought-provoking presentation to our Sixth Form students. They heard Bev speak compassionately about the impact losing Harry has had on their family.
The presentation really resonated with our students, and gave them a greater depth of understanding why their own lives are so important.
As part of the presentation, Harry’s bike was on display. The lack of obvious damage stuck a chord with our students along with the knowledge that even low speed accidents, such as Harry’s, can have dire consequences.
BBC North West Tonight and Radio Merseyside were also on-site to help the police launch their campaign. Three of our students were interviewed and have since had their piece to camera aired, you can watch here
We are incredibly grateful that Bev and Cheshire Police visited to the College to deliver this tragic yet imperative message for young drivers to our students.