Youngsters from across the county borough were geared up for a day of essential learning – and fun – at the annual Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Road Safety Unit Quiz.
All primary schools were invited to take part in the event, which took place in the Mayor’s Chamber, as it offers a fun and engaging way to raise awareness about important road safety issues.
From the very start all six teams battled for leadership and, in the penultimate round, there was only 1 point separating Dolau and YGG Bronllwyn. This year once again saw YGG Bronllwyn narrowly miss out on first place (last year they were pipped to pole position by Aberdare CIW) and Dolau Primary scooped the gold award.
Each of the teams did themselves proud, answering some very difficult questions and working hard in the high-scoring rounds.
The Road Safety Quiz is an annual event, organised by the Council’s Road Safety Unit as part of its work across the county borough to engage with children and young people and ensure they are safe pedestrians, cyclists and, in the future, motorists.
The six teams in the final were: YGG Bronllwyn, Aberdare CIW, Trerobart, St. Michaels RC, Williamstown and the winners Dolau.
Dolau will now represent Rhondda Cynon Taf in the South Wales Police Road Safety Quiz Final at Bridgend Police Headquarters on June 16, 2014. The pupils will compete against other local Authorities for the South Wales Police shield.
Mayor John Watts presented the RCT Road Safety Quiz winners’ trophy to Dolau and runners-up YGG Bronllwyn received individual trophies. Every team member who participated in the quiz was given a Road Safety goodie bag and a certificate.
He said: “We are proud of the innovative work that takes place in our schools to protect young pedestrians and cyclists. This includes fun learning such as Kerbcraft, important campaigns to stop illegal and dangerous parking outside schools and, of course, support from pupils who act as road safety ambassadors within their schools.
“The pupils who represented their schools in the quiz should be proud of themselves for doing so well and I know each and every one of them will carry – and pass on – our essential road safety messages.”
Enjoy the picture special from the event