A little can go a long way.
The Waitaki division of Students Against Dangerous Driving (Sadd) have chipped $100 into the coffers of St John New Zealand.
Pupils from Waitaki Boys’ High School, Waitaki Girls’ High School and St Kevin’s College held a movie night recently to raise the funds.
They felt, as St John ambulance crews were often at the forefront of crashes, they deserved support.
SADD membership has ebbed and flowed over the years but there are now 20-plus members across the
three Oamaru schools.
The organisation empowers youth to create and promote strategies to encourage their peers to adopt safer driving attitudes and behaviours.
Statistics show young drivers are often vulnerable due to their inexperience.
The pupils want to influence their peers in a positive way, not only as drivers but also as passengers.