RYDA program wraps up for 2021

Tess Alexandroff and Geoff Bone with students and the Cricks Community Car.

The final Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program has been delivered to local students at The House With No Steps for 2021.

Rotary has been delivering this program to students for 11 years, covering the catchment area from Cooroy all along the coast and down to Coolum.

Rotary Club of Noosa member Tess Alexandroff said numbers of students coming through the program were unfortunately down this year, due to uncertainty around Covid-19 rules and regulations.

“I would like to say thank you to all the Rotary volunteers who have given up their time to make this a success once again,“ Tess said.

“Also there are a lot of other organisations who have provided volunteers, The Noosa Surf Life Saving Club provided two first aid people to be on site for the program, the Tewantin/Noosa SES has once again provided manpower for traffic control.

“Last but not least, Cricks Auto Centre who always supply The Community Car for the stopping distance for the students to see in real time about speed and stopping.

“As we wrap up the program for the 11th year, I would like to congratulate everyone who has been involved in making the RYDA program the success that it has been.

“A message to the school principals and co-ordinators – bookings are now open for 2022 RYDA program for year 11 and 12 students.“

Schools in our catchment area are Noosa District High, Sunshine Beach High, St Teresa’s Catholic College, St Andrews Anglican College, Noosa Pengari-Steiner School, Noosa Christian College and Coolum State High. Book early with your preferred dates.”

The program is conducted by the four Rotary Club on the coast, Noosa, Noosa Heads, Noosa Daybreak and Cooroy and is provided free to the schools and their students.

For bookings call Tess Alexandroff on 0407 377 210 or Geoff Bone on 0427 708 928.