Students from the Salford City College Sports Academy were recently invited to Old Trafford to meet England football hero Gary Lineker.
The BBC Match of the Day host was guest speaker at the Greater Manchester launch of Drive IQ – a programme to educate young people before they get behind the wheel, made up of ‘brain training modules’ that are often missed in traditional teaching methods.
Lineker said: “As a father with sons making their way out on the road, I want to be sure they’re as prepared as they can be, Drive IQ is a great starting point.”
Salford City College students were invited to participate in taster workshops which used the Drive IQ software. Student Jessica Martins said: “I think it’s a great idea to give young people more support before they begin driving; if it helps reduce the risk of accidents, it’s worth doing the programme.”
Sports development manager Phil Arbelo-Dolan said: “The students had a great time learning about the Drive IQ programme and were thrilled to meet one of their sporting heroes.”