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Teens get behind the wheel at Knockhill

Thanks to the teens that attended our driving lessons event at Knockhill on Saturday! It was a gloriously warm, clear day which provided the perfect conditions for driving!

We had six spots (out of sixteen) filled by Haemophilia Scotland.

The day started off with a bit of theory before moving onto the tarmac where teens learnt the basics of driving in the dual-controlled Ford Fiestas. There were a few bunny hops and the odd stall, but a tremendous effort on everyone’s part. Teens did a variety of tasks, including driving around cones, changing gears (up to 2nd gear) and reversing.

Following the practical driving lessons, teens went back indoors to sit a mock theory test which is similar to the actual theory test they’d have to take. The highest score was 76% with a great number of teens scoring around the 70%-74% mark.

Afterwards, they were allowed to put their foot to the floor on the go karts and zoom around for a bit of fun after an educational day.

The event went a long way in equipping teenagers with the confidence to take on growing responsibilities as they transition to adulthood.

If you have a young person with a bleeding disorder in your household (aged 10-18) please let Alex know as we have a questionnaire we’d like completed to better ascertain the needs of the young people in our community so we can ensure we are providing relevant and appropriate support for them.

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