Pegasus Visit High School

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

October 30, 2006

Students at Albemarle High School got to see first-hand the help available to people around Charlottesville when they are badly hurt in an accident.

Four hundred sophomores got to sit inside the Pegasus helicopter, and check-out the Pegasus that follows the the helicopter from the ground. The lesson was part of the driver's education portion of their health class.

One teacher says she wants students to walk away with one thing in mind.

"Just to keep in mind that we are not invincible as teenagers. These are some real life examples of what can happen to you if you aren't safe," said Albemarle High School Teacher Renae Townsend.

Students also got a chance to see a car from an actual crash, and to talk about safety measures with teachers and staff.


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