Primary Schools across Belfast are being urged to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz.
The Belfast City Council area heat takes place at Stranmillis College on Tuesday 31st January 2017 (10am to 11.30am). Early booking is essential as places are limited to 25 schools per heat.
This event, which is for P7 pupils, has been running for more than 20 years and has received a major boost this year by being awarded a Department for Infrastructure Road Safety Grant. The grant means that the quiz will be run across all 11 new council areas for the first time.
The quiz 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 table quiz will cover both road safety and general knowledge. The quiz will consist of seven rounds of eight questions plus an 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 four pupils from Primary 7.
The top two teams from each heat will progress to the NI Finals which will take place at the Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Belfast on Monday February 20 at 7pm.
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard commented: “Road traffic collisions and their devastating consequences hit right at the core of our communities. Together we have made enormous strides in road safety. Over time, many lives have been saved from death and serious injury by road users making the right choices on the road.”
“Educating children and influencing attitudes and behaviours towards road safety is vital; and the first step towards achieving this is to instil good road user attitudes and behaviours in our children. What is learnt and put into practice at a young age forms the basis of behaviour in later life.
“I am delighted to support Road Safe NI in delivering this quiz for young road users and I would like to encourage primary schools to take the opportunity to get involved.”
To obtain an entry form for your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.