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Primary school pupils enjoy Road Safety Quiz

Primary school pupils enjoy Road Safety Quiz

Mon, February 04, 2019

Pupils from Portstewart Primary School have won the Causeway Coast and Glens area heat of the Northern Ireland Primary School Road Safety Quiz.

The event, held at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine on Tuesday 29th January, attracted entries from over 25 primary schools across the Borough.

Rasharkin PS came second while St Colum’s in Portstewart came third.

The top two schools will now compete in the regional final which will take place in March.
Congratulating all those who took part, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “Along with the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Council were delighted to support this very worthwhile road safety quiz.  It was great to see so many local schools represented on the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and were able to showcase their impressive road safety knowledge. I wish Portstewart Primary School and Rasharkin Primary School all the best and good luck at the regional final.”

PCSP Chairperson Councillor Margaret Anne McKillop added: “The PCSP is committed to improving community and road safety throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens and I was privileged to attend our local heat of this popular initiative. I wish the competitors all the very best for the final in March.”

The annual event, which is for Primary 7 pupils, is organised by Road Safe NI to promote road safety awareness among young school children, who are a vulnerable road user group. The quiz covers road safety, road signs and general knowledge.

Tony McKeown from event sponsors CRASH Services said: “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.”

The event was very generously sponsored by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and Crash Services.