Thursday, April 5, 2012

Every Fifteen Minutes

Hey everyone! This week at my school we had a very heartfelt assembly called Every Fifteen Minutes. It is based of the fact that every fifteen minutes someone is killed or injured in an alcohol related accident. This has become a tragedy here in the United States as many teenagers have died prematurely by being hit by a drunk driver. Every Fifteen Minutes is a two-day program which challenges students to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and many others. The first day, we had a mock car crash with student actors from our school along with real firefighters, policemen, and paramedics.
There was a grim reaper who walked around to different classrooms and chose students to "die" every fifteen minutes. It showed how real car accidents are and how common they are. On the second day, we had an assembly that talked about the dangers of drinking and driving and real stories of tragedies that occur. It was a very moving experience that showed all the dangers of drinking and driving. The main idea behind Every Fifteen Minutes is to show students the dangers of driving drunk and try to save lives in the future.

What assemblies occur at your school? Let me know in the comments!


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