iServi News | 11 September 2020 | Term 3, Week 8
On Wednesday 9 September, Year 11 students had the privilege of listening to guest speaker and advocate Ms Louise Clarke share her experience with the catastrophic impacts of drink driving.
Ms Clarke describes her daughter Bronwyn, who went by Bronnie, as a cheerful, kind and risk-taking individual. In 2014, at age 22, Bronnie died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorbike accident along West Coast Highway.
Ms Clarke explained to us how although risk taking as a teenager is fun, it is of key importance that we prioritise the safety of ourselves and others and to carefully consider the consequences of our actions. Bronwyn was intoxicated the night of the accident, with this having influence on the choices she made that led to her death.
Ms Clarke discussed how Bronwyn’s choices on that fatal night resulted in what she called the ‘Ripple Effect’; her choices were ripples onto her loved ones and all who knew her.
Through listening to Ms Clarke, we were given insight into how crucial it is to be responsible with our choices as we develop into adults. The main message was to make sure we consider the power of our choices.
Jasmine Dimovski (SC1), Jovan Fidanovski (OLS7), Daniella Passeretto (SE4) and Claudia Vacca (SC6)