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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:36 am 
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Does anyone know of any good ones?
When I learnt I went to an off road centre when I was 16 (it is no longer there). It had mock roads with traffic lights, roundabouts, hills, junctions etc and was a fantastic way to start learning. I think I had about 4 lessons, starting on a simulator the first week. It meant that when I hit the roads I was in good control and familiar with the type of things I might come across. I have been looking for something similar for DD but all the ones I can find are more of a taster session - one or two hours, often on a race track when it isn't being used, or car parks etc.

We are based in South Bucks, although for the right thing I would be happy to travel - please let me know if you have heard of anything that might be worth looking into.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:42 am 
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PGL do some holiday camps which include an introduction to driving for 13-16 year olds. 6 half days of driving skills and theory plus 6 half days multi activity. Would that be any use?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:06 pm 
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There's a good one at Mercedes-Benz but I know you have to pay Mercedes-Benz prices :roll:

http://mb-drivingacademy.co.uk/uk/en/home.html


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Thank you, I'll have a look at these.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Okanagan wrote:
PGL do some holiday camps which include an introduction to driving for 13-16 year olds. 6 half days of driving skills and theory plus 6 half days multi activity. Would that be any use?


£630 so a bit pricey! Also not until the summer by which time she will be 17, but had I known about it last year after GCSEs I might have thought about it. Great idea though, I think my other DCs would be interested - maybe I'll tell them to start saving up :D .


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:23 pm 
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scary mum wrote:
Okanagan wrote:
PGL do some holiday camps which include an introduction to driving for 13-16 year olds. 6 half days of driving skills and theory plus 6 half days multi activity. Would that be any use?


£630 so a bit pricey! Also not until the summer by which time she will be 17, but had I known about it last year after GCSEs I might have thought about it. Great idea though, I think my other DCs would be interested - maybe I'll tell them to start saving up :D .
PGL take childcare vouchers though, if you happen to have those, which knocks a fair chunk off the cost. We still get them at the moment, although our need for them is diminishing as the kids get older, so I'll probably look at using them to send ds on something like this before we finally stop getting them.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:02 pm 
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good point. I was planning to ramp down on these but maybe I need to be a bit more creative - although I don't want to get stuck with a load I can't use. DD has a complete phobia about PGL since she went on a disastrous Brownie camp where they spent the whole time doing climbing/up high activities and she has a problem with heights.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:05 pm 
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I have seen this company advertised near Brent cross and think they have other locations.

http://www.youngdriver.eu/


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:24 pm 
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scary mum wrote:
We are based in South Bucks, although for the right thing I would be happy to travel
Is Northampton too far?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Julie Martin in High Wycombe is the one people around here seems to use


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