P7 pupil Megan McKeown (centre) helps launch the NI Primary School Road Safety quiz along with Davy Jackson, from event organisers, Road Safe NI, and Jonathan McKeown of event sponsors, CRASH Services
Primary Schools are being invited to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz. There will be 11 regional heats starting in January 2018 and 2 teams from each region will progress to the NI final which will be held in Belfast in February 2018.
The quiz, which is for P7 pupils, is organised by Road Safe NI, which is a leading road safety charity, to promote awareness with primary school children, who are a vulnerable road user group. The event is once again sponsored by leading accident management firm, CRASH Services.
The table quiz format will cover both road safety and general knowledge. The quiz will consist of 7 rounds of 8 questions plus and extra round on road signs. Prizes will be given to the first, second & third placed teams and everyone involved will take home a certificate. Each school can send a team of 4 pupils from Primary 7.
As an added incentive the top two teams from each heat will progress to the Northern Ireland Finals which will take place at the NI Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Boucher Road, Belfast on Monday 26th February 2018 at 7pm.
Davy Jackson, Secretary of Road Safe NI, commented “The event has grown well over the last two decades and last year we had nearly 200 primary schools take part. It is vitality important that we educate young road users on key road safety issues.
The quiz offers an ideal opportunity for the entire P7 class to learn about road safety in a fun and engaging way. The schools then pick their team to represent the school. Following the regional heats, we make the questions available to run the quiz back in the classroom too.
Jonathan McKeown from sponsors CRASH Services said, “As a business with close connections to road users we are delighted to get involved and support road safety projects like this. We have a strong partnership with Road Safe NI and they should be commended for running such an innovative event. I would like to encourage primary schools to take the opportunity to get involved.”