Road Safety Quizzing of children in Nottingham

More than 12,000 primary school children across Nottingham city have taken part in Nottingham’s Road Safety Quiz.

Nottingham City Council’s Road Safety Quiz is designed to introduce children to road safety issues in a fun and interactive way and help them cope with a variety of traffic situations when out and about.

The quiz also provides the City Council with an opportunity to monitor the knowledge levels of children and to offer appropriate interventions to address any shortcomings to help to reduce risks. This quiz helps drive down casualty rates and reduces avoidable injuries on Nottingham roads which contribute to the national casualty reduction statistics.

The Top Ten scoring schools will compete for the coveted Road Safety Quiz silver trophy at the Grand Final to be held at 7pm on May 5th at the Djanogly Academy theatre. Watched by an audience of parents, teachers and specially invited guests, 80 students will be representing their schools.

The finalists are St Teresa’s Catholic Primary, St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Warren Primary Academy, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary Academy, Hogarth Academy, Dunkirk Primary, Fernwood Federation Juniors, Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Academy and South Wilford Endowed CE VA.

The event will be attended by the Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris, who will present the silver trophy to the winning school.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “Early intervention like the Road Safety Quiz, which equips children with the skills and knowledge they need, is key to them remaining safe, especially when travelling independently, and saves them from becoming road casualties in Nottingham”.

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