Young Drivers Go For Spin At Bishopscourt

Prospective future motorists from schools in Ballynahinch and Saintfield marked Road Safety Week with a visit to Bishopscourt Racing Circuit near Ballyhornan where they took part in a Young Drivers’ event.

The idea for this exciting initiative came from local driving instructor Kim Colhoun who along with ten of her colleagues gave the young pupils a chance to learn behind the wheel in the safe environs of Bishopscourt Racing Circuit which has been in existence since the nineties hosting motorcycle and car races over the year.


Students Sam Kirk from Saintfield High and Ellen Barlow from St Colman’s High and Sixth Form College (left), are joined at the event by, front row (from left): Kim Colhoun, PCSP officer Alex Hillis and Rowallane DEA co-ordinator Gillian Armstrong. Back row: Sgt Suzanne Cochrane, Station Commander Neil McGrath, PCSP chairperson Cllr Robert Burgess and Rowallane DEA Forum chairperson Cllr Harry Harvey.

The day was sponsored by the PSNI and Down PCSP who delivered the event in partnership with the NI Fire and Rescue Service and Rowallane DEA.

Students from the High School Ballynahinch, Saintfield High School and St Colman’s High and Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch with local driving instructors; personnel from the PSNI and NI Fire and Rescue Service and representatives from Rowallane DEA and the PCSP at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit during a Young Drivers’ event.


Ballynahinch pi[ils, members of the Down PCSP, Road Safety police, and local councillors pictured at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit.