St Brides Win Road Safety Quiz
Published 24 April 2014
St Brides Major Church in Wales Primary School has won the 2014 Vale of Glamorgan Council Road Safety Quiz.
The team from St Brides Major narrowly beat fellow first-time finalists Victoria Primary School from Penarth in a closely-fought and very exciting final of this popular annual event for primary schools in the Vale.
This year’s competition was hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Road Safety Team at the Docks Office in Barry. The all-male team from St Brides finally overcame the all-girls team from Victoria by 1 point in the last question of the competition.
The Final itself was played in true ‘Top of the Form’ style, complete with buzzers for each team member. Individual, team, and ‘fingers on buzzers’ questions made up the 10 rounds that each team faced, all based on their knowledge of the Young Person’s Highway Code.
An esteemed panel of judges from the Vale of Glamorgan Council Road Safety Team presided over the event led by Emma Reed, Operational Manager, who was ably assisted by fellow officers Karen Stokes and Annette Kerslake. They were called into action on several occasions particularly as the teams grew closer and the answers needed to be more precise to gain the points.
Councillor Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member, said "I would like to thank everyone involved in this event and congratulate both teams on reaching the final. Both teams are winners for getting to this stage."
Many schools achieved their highest scores in the Road Safety Quiz for a number of years during the preliminary rounds, showing that all their revision and subject knowledge really paid off and that standards continue to rise.
The finalists received gift vouchers and goody bags, plus a commemorative plaque each. The winners also received a magnificent glass trophy etched with the names of previous winners.
John Rogers, quizmaster and Council Road Safety Officer, said: “A big thank you must go to all the schools who took part in this worthwhile exercise. Win or lose, we hope that all the children enjoyed the experience and managed to take away at least a little more knowledge about road safety, which will hopefully stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.”
This annual event organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Road Safety Team aims to make pupils more safety conscious and aware of their responsibilities as pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle passengers in an effort to reduce overall child casualties.