The annual Buckle-Up Bowl helped kids at the Lorain County JVS learn about safe driving habits.
Ohio state troopers visited during lunch periods, letting students don fatal vision impairment goggles to experience what it feels like when driving drunk, high, or otherwise impaired.
Deputy Tony Pluta, who serves as school resource officer, and principal Jill Petitti had JVS preschool do “Buckle-Up Bear” activity and read a special story. Preschoolers had the chance to practice their buckling-up skills.
Digital media arts students created a video sharing the buckle-up message in several ways linked to courses of study at the vocational school. It can be viewed at http://bit.ly/JVSBucklesUp.
Crash dummies Vince and Larry also visited students during lunch, passing out “Dum-Dum” suckers to those who signed a pledge to wear their safety belts.
“Year-end graduations, celebrations, and proms always provide an opportunity to remind high school students to drive safely,” said Petitti. “The Buckle-Up Bowl is an opportunity to start this conversation in a big way. We really work hard at the JVS to keep our students safe behind the wheel.”
Courtesy photo Taylor Daniels, a junior in the early childhood education program, and deputy Tony Pluta of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office help Lorain County JVS preschoolers practice buckling up.