NI Primary School Road Safety Quiz - Call for Entries

NI Primary School Road Safety Quiz - Call for Entries

December 23, 2019

Primary Schools across the Lisburn and Castlereagh Council area are being invited to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz.  The local heat takes place at the Lagan Valley Leisure Plex on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

The local heat, which is for P7 pupils, is organised by Road Safe NI, a leading road safety charity, to promote awareness with primary school children.

The event is once again sponsored by leading accident management firm CRASH Services and supported by a number of partner agencies like local councils and the emergency 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 top three teams and everyone involved will take home a certificate.  Each school can send a team of 4 pupils from Primary 7.

The top two teams from each heat will progress to the Northern Ireland Finals which takes place at the NI Fire & Rescue Training Centre in March.

Davy Jackson of Road Safe NI, commented “The event has grown very 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. 

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 encourage primary schools to take the opportunity to get involved.”

Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh Council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee, Alderman James Tinsley also commented, “The council is delighted that Lagan Valley LeisurePlex has been chosen to host the Lisburn and Castlereagh area heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz.

“This event is an excellent way to promote the importance of road safety and provides the perfect platform to help educate young people on road safety issues that could ultimately save lives.

“I would like to encourage as many primary schools as possible to get involved and sign up today!”

To obtain an entry form for your school, please email info@roadsafeni.com