Pupils build up their RoadSense at Silverstone course

Kids from MK schools attend Mercedes driving academy at Silverstone.''Group pic from Leon School''In car shots Radcliffe School driving Harry Briton  blindfold Conor McKay
Kids from MK schools attend Mercedes driving academy at Silverstone.''Group pic from Leon School''In car shots Radcliffe School driving Harry Briton blindfold Conor McKay

City pupils were given the opportunity to learn how to drive responsibly on Monday at the home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone

The event was organised through RoadSense, a council initiative that offers places at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy to pupils in years 10 and 11.

Kids from MK schools attend Mercedes driving academy at Silverstone.''Group pic from Leon School''In car shots Radcliffe School driving Harry Briton  blindfold Conor McKay

Kids from MK schools attend Mercedes driving academy at Silverstone.''Group pic from Leon School''In car shots Radcliffe School driving Harry Briton blindfold Conor McKay

Mayor of Milton Keynes, councillor Catriona Morris, was there on the day to see how the RoadSense scheme worked and to find out from those on the course how it was benefiting them.

She was pleased to see the scheme was attended by so many local pupils and added that it “helps to bring the message of road safety to the next generation of drivers in a way that is both informative and stimulating and encourages responsible driving”.

The scheme teaches young people about driving responsibly before they learn to drive for real. The pupils attend a two hour session held at the Academy, which consists of a number of activities to challenge their perceptions, behaviour and attitude towards driving and aims to highlight the importance of road safety and how to spot real life dangers whilst driving.

The pupils also get a 20 minute driving experience in a dual-controlled A class Mercedes on a specially designed road layout.

Kids from MK schools attend Mercedes driving academy at Silverstone.''Group pic from Leon School''In car shots Radcliffe School driving Harry Briton  blindfold Conor McKay

Kids from MK schools attend Mercedes driving academy at Silverstone.''Group pic from Leon School''In car shots Radcliffe School driving Harry Briton blindfold Conor McKay