What do you do if you suddenly see steam coming from under the bonnet? Our Year 11 girls got hands on with some essential DIY car maintenance skills with Galmatic (galmatic.com/). The College is very keen to teach our girls to be self-reliant and safe on the road and the girls were very keen to learn all about it. They learned how to change a tyre and check the pressure, how to check oil and coolant levels, what to do in the event of a minor ‘bingle’ and more. Our girls will probably all go on to own their own cars one day soon, so it’s great that they are confident and competent to handle at least the basics.
Stella has always been ahead of the game in teaching young women to be self-reliant. Some of the ex-students remember doing this in the 1970s and 80s with Sr Pam and Mr Regan. One former student remarked, “ Mr Regan taught my year these car maintenance practices. Still use them today…and can change a tyre like a champion!” Good Samaritan wisdom is forever both prayerful and practical!