Morrin School SADD group raised awareness of drinking and driving | DrumhellerMail
Last updateThu, 18 Jul 2024 8am

Morrin School SADD group raised awareness of drinking and driving

    On Tuesday, December 13, members of the Morrin School Students Against Drinking & Driving (SADD) Chapter held an event entitled, “White Out Day”.
    This event was the first the Chapter has held, as they have recently started up at the school.
    “White Out Day” is an event that is meant to provide a visual of just how many people are lost to drinking and driving throughout the course of a day. In North America, one life is lost every 23 minutes due to impaired driving (roughly 3 per hour).
    Students in Grades 7-12 volunteered to have their names put into a random draw to be selected to represent actual victims of impaired driving from all over North America.
    Throughout the course of the day, students were randomly selected every 23 minutes and their faces were painted white. As the event drew to a close, there were 16 students and teachers who represented lives lost to impaired driving.
    At the end of the day, students and staff were called into the gym to listen to the stories of the victims whom the randomly chosen “victims” were representing. 16 lives were lost, and they each had a different story to tell.

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