Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Silverdale St John’s C of E Primary School wins Home Safety Quiz Final

A team of year 5 and 6 pupils from Silverdale St John’s C of E Primary School has won the final of the 2012 Home Safety Quiz.

Competing against teams representing Thurnham Glasson, Heysham St Peter’s and Bolton-Le-Sands primary schools, Silverdale scooped the award after proving they know lots about home safety and accident prevention.

More than 31 local schools took part in this year’s heats. The four top scoring schools went through to the final and were visited by Lancaster City Council’s Environmental Health Team to be put through their paces with 30 challenging questions relating to home safety, accident prevention and first aid.

The winning team was presented with the Home Safety Quiz shield and a £200 cash prize for the school which the children used to fund a trip to Liverpool to see the Titanic exhibition at the Liverpool Maritime Museum.

Councillor Karen Leytham, Cabinet member with responsibility for Environmental Health, said:  “The Home Safety Quiz is a well established annual event which reaches more than 1000 children across the district.  It’s a great way of raising awareness of how to prevent accidents in the home and is always met with enthusiasm and interest by teachers and pupils alike.”

• For information on how your school can get involved in next years quiz, please contact Carrie Morphet, Lancaster City Council on 01524 582732, email cmorphet@lancaster.gov.uk or Jo Hayes on 01524 582703, email jhayes@lancaster.gov.uk

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