15 Schools took part in the Fermanagh and Omagh area heat of the Northern Ireland Primary School Road Safety Quiz, which was held on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at the Killlyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.
Edwards Primary School from Castlederg came out on top by the narrowest of margins. Team members included Klara , Callum, Hannahand Leya. They were followed by Cooley PS, from Sixmilecross, in second and St Scire’s PS, Trillick in third.
The top two schools will now compete against 20 other teams in the NI final which will take place at the NI Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Belfast on Monday 20th February. The NI wide competition for P7 pupils received a major boost this year by being awarded a Department for Infrastructure Road Safety Grant. The grant means that the quiz will run across all 11 council areas for the first time.
The quiz is organised by Road Safe NI to promote awareness with primary school children, who are a vulnerable road user group. The table quiz covers road safety, road signs and general knowledge.
All children signed the Department of Infrastructure Share the Road to Zero pledge, took home a certificate and a road safety booklet. Following all heats, the questions will be made available to all Primary schools to conduct the quiz in their classrooms. Road Safe NI would like to thank the support from the Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP staff who attended the event.
Ms Robinson, Principal of the winning team from Edwards Primary School, said
“We are delighted to win the Fermanagh and Omagh heat of the NI Road Safety quiz. It is vital that all children keep receiving the message about the importance of Road Safety in their lives. The School’s Road Safety Quiz is a very great initiative and all involved should be congratulated. It also lends itself very well to implementation within schools and will provide a novel and interesting approach to reinforce and consolidate the important message of safety on our roads.
Tony McKeown from event sponsors CRASH Services said,
“As a local business we are delighted to be able to support the NI Primary School Quiz. We are involved in accident management and breakdown recovery services, so we have a close connection with road users and we are pleased to get involved with road safety projects like this.