St. Teresa’s PS have qualified for finals of the Northern Ireland Primary School Road Safety Quiz, following the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon area heat held on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Civic Centre, Craigavon.
The winning team members were Maureen McCorry, Patrick O’Hare, Ronin Rafferty and Keela Smyth. They were followed by Orchard County PS and Lisnadill PS.
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 in 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.
Mrs McNeill, P7 Teacher at St.Teresa’s PS, said;
“Our School is delighted to win the heat held in Craigavon of the NI Road Safety quiz. It is vital that all children receive Road Safety education. This quiz is a fantastic initiative and all involved should be congratulated. It also lends itself very well to be run within each school 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 Northern Ireland based business we are delighted to be able to support the 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.
To find out more about Road Safe NI visit their website www.roadsafeni.org or follow them on Facebook.