Local schools qualify for Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz Final

Published: 31st January 2017

14 Primary Schools from the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council district and surrounding area took part in the local heat of the Northern Ireland Primary School Road Safety Quiz, which was held at the Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

In what was a close contest, Edwards Primary School from Castlederg were the winners, with Cooley Primary School, Sixmilecross in second place and Saint Scire’s, Trillick placed third.

Edwards Primary School will now go on to compete against 20 other school teams in the Northern Ireland Final of the Road Safety Quiz which takes place at the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Belfast on Monday 20 February.

The quiz, which was organised by Road Safe NI to promote road safety awareness among P7 pupils was made possible by the Department for Infrastructure’s provision of a Road Safety Grant, which has also provided funding for the quiz to be organised across all 11 council areas in Northern Ireland, for the first time.

Team effort was the name of the game on the day with Road Safety NI providing the quiz master and Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) providing a road safety goodie bag for all pupils who took part in the quiz. The children also signed the Department of Infrastructure’s ‘Share the Road to Zero’ pledge and took home a certificate and road safety booklet.

Once all the district heats are complete, the quiz questions will also be made available to all primary schools in the district to use as a resource in the classroom throughout the year.

Tony McKeown from event sponsors CRASH Services said:

“As a local business, we are delighted to be able to support the NI Road Safety 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.”

Congratulating all pupils who took part in the quiz, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP, Councillor Keith Elliott, said, “Road safety is a key priority for Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP. Events such as this help to highlight important road safety issues to this vulnerable age group. We are delighted to support Road Safe NI in this venture and wish Edwards Primary School every success in the Northern Ireland final.”

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