THE team from St Mary’s on the Hill Primary School in Glengormley were the winners of the annual Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee Primary Schools’ Quiz held in the Linen Suite, Mossley Mill on Wednesday, January 30.
Second place went to Ballyclare Primary School, with the team from Straid Primary School taking third spot.
Sixteen schools from across the borough took part in this year’s quiz - the second largest ever entry. Each team consisted of four P7 pupils.
Will Rodgers, PSNI road safety education officer, was the quizmaster, and he was assisted by David McMullan, traffic management officer, as the teams were tested on their road safety knowledge.
Constable Brian Herron, PSNI community neighbourhood officer, spoke to the children and welcomed their participation, commenting on the importance of getting the road safety message across to as many children as possible.
Chair of the Road Safety Committee, Mrs Pat Martin, welcomed Deputy Mayor Fraser Agnew, who addressed the children and presented the medals to the winning teams. Nichola Pearse from sponsors Adelaide Insurance handed over the Adelaide Cup to the winning team from St Mary’s on the Hill.
“The Road Safety Committee is indebted to the Mayor for the free use of the beautiful facilities at Mossley Mill, and for the goody bags which each of the children were given after the quiz.
“The Committee received financial support for the event from the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, and thanks must also go to the PSNI for their continued support and Adelaide Insurance for providing the perpetual trophy,” a committee spokesperson commented.