Thursday, 1 July 2010

Scotforth St Paul’s win home safety quiz final


Pictured: The quiz finalists with Lancaster mayor Coun Tony Wade, Coun David Kerr (cabinet member with responsibility for Environmental Health) and city council environmental health officers. Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council

A team of four pupils from Scotforth St Paul’s C of E Primary School has won Lancaster City Council’s 2010 Home Safety Quiz.

42 schools took part in this year’s heats to prove their knowledge of home safety, accident prevention and first aid.

The top four schools then went through to the final, sponsored by Lancaster Round Table and held on Friday 25th June at Morecambe Town Hall. Scotforth St Paul’s School competed against teams representing Wray-with-Botton, Caton St Paul’s and Bowerham Community primary schools.

The council’s environmental health officers put the teams through their paces with five rounds of challenging questions. The quiz ended with an exciting quick-fire round which saw Scotforth and Wray tied on 30 points. Scotforth went on to win the tie-breaker question.

The mayor, Coun Tony Wade awarded the winners with the Home Safety Quiz Shield, a £20 gift voucher for each of the team members and a £60 cash prize for the school. The runners up each received a £10 gift voucher.

The home safety quiz is a well established annual event in the area, which involves over 1000 children across the district and is always met with enthusiasm and interest by teachers and pupils alike.

• For information on how your school can get involved in next year’s quiz, please contact Carrie Morphet of the council’s Public Health and Safety Team on 01524 582732 or by email to

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