The cream of the crop of almost 13,000 Nottingham primary school children went head-to-head last night over who has the best road safety knowledge.
Delivered annually from January to March the road safety quiz culminates in an annual final, held last night (9 May) at the Djangoly Theatre.
Massive congratulations to Our Lady of Perpetual Succor Catholic Primary Academy in Bulwell who beat the competition and were awarded the coveted RSQ trophy! (pictured below)
Miss Smallwood for Our Lady of Perpetual Succor said, “Tonight was great, it was well organised and the children were all so excited. They have been working really hard over the last few months, revising and practising ahead of the final, I’m so pleased all their hard work paid off. You can clearly see that the kids have become more aware of the world around them, we’ve had great feedback from parents of pupils explaining road signs when they’re out and about, it’s brilliant.”
“At first I was nervous, but it was so great when we won”, Stephanie from Our Lady of Perpetual Succor.
“It was really nerve wracking!” Lawrence, also from Our Lady of Perpetual Succor
The programme is offered to all the primary schools in the city and designed for Key Stage 2 pupils (7-11 year olds). This year 12,962 children took part, in 72 schools, representing 94% of schools within Nottingham City. Pupils develop knowledge of road signs, public transport, cycling, safely crossing the road, and travelling in cars. The top ten scoring schools were in attendance to compete in the grand final.
Andrea Wood, from Nottingham City Council’s road safety team said “The road safety quiz is an important way of developing children’s knowledge of the world around them, with the aim that education will continue to reduce child road safety accidents. In the longer term, these children will become the next generations of safe drivers, cyclists and public transport users.”
This year’s theme was ‘transport through the ages’, where the children learned about the evolution of transport from horse drawn trolley buses to electric cars!
Andrea continues, “the built environment is always changing, so the quiz needs to change to. It’s important to teach children about potential hazards in the modern world and understand how the rules of the road have evolved over time. This year’s pupils have taken part with gusto, and they should all be pleased with how much they’ve learned. 72 schools took part this year and only the top ten made it to the final, so they should all be proud.”
Each school sent eight pupils to represent them in the final. The finalist were: Snape Wood, Our Lady & St Edwards, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, St Mary’s, Middleton, Edna G Olds, St Margaret Clitherow, Hogarth, Sneinton St Stephen’s, Fernwood