Pupils journey to success in road safety quiz

Primary schools prepare to test their knowledge and be crowned winner of the annual Otley and district road safety quiz on Thursday 12 June.

Pupils will be quizzed on their understanding of road safety by question master Dave Robson of Otley Road Safety Committee – as well as being encouraged to use road safety websites to increase their knowledge online.

Ten local schools will be participating with teams made up of five pupils, who will all be competing against each other in the specially organised event.

Media are invited to attend the quiz and speak to children about their knowledge as well as the event, which will take place on Thursday 12 June from 6.45pm at Otley Methodist Church, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. Please contact the press office on (0113) 3950244 for further details.

All contributors will receive prizes for their efforts donated by the Otley and District Road Safety Committee, local businesses and the Road Safety Promotion Unit.

Spike, the road safety hedgehog, will also be attending to award prizes and mementoes of the evening. An award in memory of the late Audrey Cartwright who was a longstanding member of Otley Road Safety Committee, and a passionate champion of the quiz, will be presented to the highest scoring pupil.

Councillor Judith Blake, executive board member responsible for children’s services, said:

“As part of our child friendly Leeds ambitions we want Leeds to be a place where children and young people are safe, and this quiz is a fantastic way to get children to really think about their own responsibilities around road safety and the consequences of not being safe on the roads.”

Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for economy and development, said:

“The children always do themselves proud in what is quite a test of their knowledge. It is great to see how much they know about road safety. Although the quiz only involves a few pupils from each school we believe the preparation for the event improves the road safety knowledge of all the children, and allows them to engage meaningfully in a key topic.”


Notes to editors:

Participating schools for 2014 include;

Ashfield Primary School, Otley; Bramhope Primary School; Otley All Saints Primary School; Otley ‘The Whartons’ Primary School; Rawdon Littlemoor Primary School; St Joseph’s Primary School, Otley; St Oswald’s Primary School, Guiseley; SS Peter and Paul Primary School, Yeadon; Westgate Primary School Otley; Yeadon Westfield Junior School

For media enquiries please contact:

Dan Johnson,

Leeds City Council press office,

Tel 0113 247 5472

Email: daniel.johnson2@leeds.gov.uk