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We are working on a great programme to help you or anyone taking their driving test to help manage anxiety or the fears that can take control.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more to come πŸ₯³
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Great news! Let me know if I can help in anyway πŸ‘ give me a call when you can John

WHAT A VIEW! What and where is the best view you've since whilst driving?

If you have a photo add it in the comments, we'd love to re-share some πŸ™‚

The perk of being a driving instructor based in Thanet is that we get some glorious views 😍

P.S. Don't worry, the passenger took the photo πŸ˜…
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WHAT A VIEW! What and where is the best view youve since whilst driving?

If you have a photo add it in the comments, wed love to re-share some :)

The perk of being a driving instructor based in Thanet is that we get some glorious views 😍

P.S. Dont worry, the passenger took the photo πŸ˜…

Taking your theory test tip:

Book your test

You may not be prepared at this point but booking your test in will give you that push and accountability to study and prepare.

By paying for the test you are solidifying your commitment and committing to learning.

Need help with revision, check out our resources hub: www.thecds.org.uk/pupil-resources/
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Taking your theory test tip:

Book your test

You may not be prepared at this point but booking your test in will give you that push and accountability to study and prepare.

By paying for the test you are solidifying your commitment and committing to learning.

Need help with revision, check out our resources hub: https://www.thecds.org.uk/pupil-resources/

Why would you be involved in our project?

Here we meet some of our amazing and inspiring sponsors for Community Driving School.
Thank you all, for your continued support to us.

Do you want to be involved?

Become a Member today: www.thecds.org.uk/membership/
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This is an amazing, heartfelt project. You are having such a positive impact in people's lives. Keep up the good work

I loved hearing about Community Driving School in our chat lat week. You do such great work.

Always happy to share and support this project! Sometimes all people need is a leg-up and the CDS is such a worthwhile cause.

Sounds fantastic John

We love being apart of your community, John. What you do is life changing!!

Looks like a great project. I will share it out for you

You really do make a difference and thank you so much for your referral. We are all helping each other

John, Silverwood Handmade Jewellery will sign up as a member when I get home tonight as I don't have my bank card with me now. I think the work you are doing is incredible and I'd be honoured to support you!

A brilliant concept

I like this, very interesting !

Wow, you're awesom

This is amazing. Great idea!

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A saying that frequently comes to mind with me is, "All roads lead to a road".πŸ›£οΈ

πŸš—Being a new driver can be pretty nerve racking, especially when it's your first time on your own and definitely when you are driving somewhere you've never been before, like a job interview.

But don't worry, every road is going to lead to another that will take you in the right direction. If at any moment you are struggling, pull over at the safest place and gather your thoughts.

We'd love to hear from you, comment on places you were initially nervous when driving to and what kept you going? πŸ€”
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A saying that frequently comes to mind with me is, All roads lead to a road.πŸ›£οΈ

πŸš—Being a new driver can be pretty nerve racking, especially when its your first time on your own and definitely when you are driving somewhere youve never been before, like a job interview.

But dont worry, every road is going to lead to another that will take you in the right direction. If at any moment you are struggling, pull over at the safest place and gather your thoughts. 

Wed love to hear from you, comment on places you were initially nervous when driving to and what kept you going? πŸ€”

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To be honest I never know where I’m going.... I was literally born with no sense of direction!!

Happy Rain Dayβ˜”

I know it's the middle of Summer but it's England, who knows what the weather is going to do?

With that in mind, here are some tips for driving in the rain

1. Wait until the weather improves if possible - If you can postpone your trip then wait until the weather improves. There is no reason to put yourself through anxiety and potentially danger
2. Slow down - If you are struggling to concentrate or even feeling anxious, sometimes the easiest thing to do is slow down to enable yourself to concentrate better
3. Increase your following distance between your car and the car in front - You don't know what other drivers are going to do, so it's important to anticipate and prepare for if the other drivers brake.
4. Turn your headlights on & use your windshield wipers - The car was made with these tools, it's important to use them, especially for the visibility whilst it rains
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Happy Rain Dayβ˜”

I know its the middle of Summer but its England, who knows what the weather is going to do? 

With that in mind, here are some tips for driving in the rain

1. Wait until the weather improves if possible - If you can postpone your trip then wait until the weather improves. There is no reason to put yourself through anxiety and potentially danger 
2. Slow down - If you are struggling to concentrate or even feeling anxious, sometimes the easiest thing to do is slow down to enable yourself to concentrate better
3. Increase your following distance between your car and the car in front - You dont know what other drivers are going to do, so its important to anticipate and prepare for if the other drivers brake.
4. Turn your headlights on & use your windshield wipers - The car was made with these tools, its important to use them, especially for the visibility whilst it rains

APPEAL FOR HELP

Our car, Jennifer, needs a bit of love and attention at the moment as she had a bit of an accident.

She won't be on the road for a short while as she needs to recover, but I do have a back-up vehicle.

I want to appeal to my family and friends if you can become a member of Community Driving School for as little as Β£10 per month, it will help with the repair bill.

Please help me to help others.

The young lady involved in the incident suffers from extremely low self-esteem and confidence. She also self-harms. She was so pleased to tell me that because of learning to drive and the confidence it has given her, she and her boyfriend are expecting a child.
Both the young lady and I are okay.

Thank you for your support.
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APPEAL FOR HELP

Our car, Jennifer, needs a bit of love and attention at the moment as she had a bit of an accident.

She wont be on the road for a short while as she needs to recover, but I do have a back-up vehicle.

I want to appeal to my family and friends if you can become a member of Community Driving School for as little as Β£10 per month, it will help with the repair bill.

Please help me to help others.

The young lady involved in the incident suffers from extremely low self-esteem and confidence. She also self-harms. She was so pleased to tell me that because of learning to drive and the confidence it has given her, she and her boyfriend are expecting a child.
Both the young lady and I are okay. 

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Oh no! Glad everyone’s alright!

Did you know 75% of millennials would take a pay cut to work for a responsible company, and 83% would be more loyal to a business that enables them to contribute to solving social and environmental problems?

Something to ponder on.
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Did you know 75% of millennials would take a pay cut to work for a responsible company, and 83% would be more loyal to a business that enables them to contribute to solving social and environmental problems? 

Something to ponder on.

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Wow, just shows how much people value the ethos behind the company more than what they are offering sometimes.

I try to explain to business owners all the time. The younger generation have different values to their parents. They will not stay in a job just for the sake of having a job. They really want their lives to matter and want to make a difference. In my opinion that is a good think. They can be a real asset to the Company and business owner that understands business as usual just won't cut it.

That is really interesting. The new generation have definitely been raised to question and think about wider issues!

Interesting facts and something for us as businesses to think about.

Something to think about, the workforce needs are changing.

Interesting statistics. That's really great to know

Very encouraging figures.

It's important to learn from both directions of generations those that have been and those to come. πŸ™‚ - Gordon Gekko's had his day πŸ˜‰

Definitely something to think about

Interesting figures

I think this is definitely true especially those who still live at home with Mum and Dad and no financial ties.

Wow that’s powerful but good to know

I am in awe of my daughter and her friends (although technically they are GenZ)...so much more clued up that I ever felt at her age. Millennials and GenZ are much less snowflake generation than people think.

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When starting your driving journey it's important to think about all the costs involved so that you can figure out exactly what you need to be ready to take the big steps.

It can all seem very pricey at the beginning, however, it is worth it in the end as it can set up your life for an untold amount of opportunities.

Here's a list of the things you have to think about when calculating how much you need in the long run:
1. Driving lessons - How many hours will you require? (Discuss recommendations with your instructor)
2. First car - Second hand cars can be more affordable - Where should you look? What's your budget?
3. Car insurance - Where is doing the best deal for first time drivers? Should you get a blackbox? Will you pay monthly or yearly?
4. Car tax - Monthly or yearly payments?
5. Petrol - How much can you budget for a month?
6. MOT's & Servicing
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When starting your driving journey its important to think about all the costs involved so that you can figure out exactly what you need to be ready to take the big steps. 

It can all seem very pricey at the beginning, however, it is worth it in the end as it can set up your life for an untold amount of opportunities. 

Heres a list of the things you have to think about when calculating how much you need in the long run:
1. Driving lessons - How many hours will you require? (Discuss recommendations with your instructor)
2. First car - Second hand cars can be more affordable - Where should you look? Whats your budget? 
3. Car insurance - Where is doing the best deal for first time drivers? Should you get a blackbox? Will you pay monthly or yearly?
4. Car tax - Monthly or yearly payments? 
5. Petrol - How much can you budget for a month? 
6. MOTs & Servicing

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All good points!

Congratulations to Jamie for passing his driving test before lockdown. Unfortunately, circumstances meant he couldn't put all his new skills to the test as much as he wanted to but now lockdown has been lifted, here's to driving to new places and exploring. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Jamie for passing his driving test before lockdown. Unfortunately, circumstances meant he couldnt put all his new skills to the test as much as he wanted to but now lockdown has been lifted, heres to driving to new places and exploring.

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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ well done Jamie and CDS πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Where is #Olive?πŸ˜±πŸ™ˆ

Yes he’s out and about and driving to work x thank you John for getting him through his test and Charley too πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

Awareness is important as most people investigate before they buyWhere is social media placed when it comes to attracting new clients?

Social Media is about building relationships so gives your potential clients an insight into your business through the awareness you create via your marketing channels. Social Media is one of the most successful ways to raise awareness.

Social Media is also used when people are considering and researching where to buy their goods or services. This is why having a presence on social media is so important.

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Awareness is important as most people investigate before they buy

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Wednesday's call for some wisdom πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

MANAGING YOUR MINDSET WHILST LEARNING TO DRIVE:

You've decided you're going to learn to drive, this is a big step that will ultimately change your life for the better, albeit, somewhat expensive in the short term.

With this in mind, we understand you may come across mental obstacles that may stop you on your path. Here are some key tips for managing your mindset whilst learning to drive.

1. Know your why - Why are you taking driving lessons in the first place? Is there a dream job you want but need to drive for? Maybe you just want to have more freedom? Focus on what you are here for.

2. Commit to learning and take the good days with the bad days - we all have moments of anxiety when learning something new and that IS okay.

3. Commit to your goals - Maybe you want to pass your theory by a certain date? Having goals can drive you (pun totally intended) to focusing more.

4. Talk to your driving instructor - Share your goals, fears and dreams with your driving instructor, we are just as invested as you are and want you to succeed. We want to help you as much as possible.

What mindset tricks would you advise to people learning to drive? πŸš—πŸ’¨
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My son took 5 attempts to pass his test. I think it was a good thing as the extra lessons helped to make him a much safer driver. He was a few days from his 18th birthday when he eventually passed. He is probably a safer driver than me.

Anxiety can be such a crippling thing to live with, so it's great to know that there are people out there like you who are willing to support and help people to overcome their obstacles to gain freedom and independence.

Went for a lesson with John today and we spoke about the mental health benefits of driving! This is so true and I speak from experience, the confidence that you gain from learning to drive with John carries over to other aspects of your life! Thanks John for all your support!

Being able to drive gives you so much freedom to this is great that you are helping people get their freedom

So true. I know a few people that had to take their test multiple times as they kept panicking on the same manoeuvre.

The work that you do around this is amazing. I know how much you care about it and I've seen the testimonials too. Keep doing what you're doing mate.

Learning to drive can be nerve wracking but the independence it gives you is 100% worth it

Mindset on anything challenging is always key. Great work!

A great idea

Amazing 😍

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Although some of us have had one big "Summer holiday", we are soon going into another.

A perfect time to learn to drive since we have the light for longer and could potentially pass your driving before going back to school.

We provide a 20% discount for driving lessons to CDS Members. For example, 20 hours would cost Β£468 opposed to Β£585 without the discount. Excluding the special offers, you can get by being a Member.

πŸ‘‡See our lesson price belowπŸ‘‡
bit.ly/3f4HeTz
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Although some of us have had one big Summer holiday, we are soon going into another. 

A perfect time to learn to drive since we have the light for longer and could potentially pass your driving before going back to school. 

We provide a 20% discount for driving lessons to CDS Members. For example, 20 hours would cost Β£468 opposed to Β£585 without the discount. Excluding the special offers, you can get by being a Member.  

πŸ‘‡See our lesson price belowπŸ‘‡
https://bit.ly/3f4HeTz

Saturday Caturday right?😸

Say hello to Sashca, our Chief Morale Officer.

Sascha is in charge of keeping spirits high when it's time to have a break, even when that break actually means getting her food or having playtime.
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Saturday Caturday right?😸

Say hello to Sashca, our Chief Morale Officer. 

Sascha is in charge of keeping spirits high when its time to have a break, even when that break actually means getting her food or having playtime.

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Crazy fat cat we love you πŸ±πŸ±πŸ’–πŸΎ

Whether a policy pays out depends on many things, including the time period it covers. A policy is typically valid for 12months, the time period it covers is obvious right? Not so. Policies can be written on 2 bases "claims made" or "claims occurring" #WednesdayWisdom #insurance

@TraceyEmin would you be willing to help us build the confidence the young lady in this video. She hails from Margate and has had a dreadful last few years. We have helped her get back on her feet, but given your back story, we hope it will inspire her.

Meet Grace who now uses the word "future" about herself since joining our scheme. @SirRogerGale @jjsystems @julesserkin @TheSBS_Crew @FSBSouthEast @KentCommunity @County_Garage

#CommunityCentreWeek Here at @supportbechange we love working with the Community no more than now during #COVIDー19 Crisis delivering Meals and Food Parcels to those in need. #NeverMoreNeeded #MondayMotivation #Aylesham #DoverDistrict #Charity

Sam volunteers at our partner charity @supportbechange who have supported her through some very difficult times. Thank you @KentCommunity @PortOfDover @ColyerFergusson @County_Garage @SirRogerGale

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