Young Highway Code Experts in Rhondda Cynon Taf
There were smiles all around as young people from across Rhondda Cynon Taf proved themselves to be experts in the Highway Code, by excelling during the Council’s annual road safety quiz.
Each year the Council’s Road Safety Team hosts the event with primary schools from across the County Borough – who take part in a fun, friendly and informative event that ensures our young people know how to stay safe as road users. The event is held in conjunction with the Council’s partners from South Wales Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
In total, 30 primary schools took part in the quiz’s preliminary round – and the six top-scoring schools were invited to the final of the competition, held in the Mayor’s Chamber at the Municipal Buildings, Pontypridd, on Friday, April 5.
The 2019 finalists were Bodringallt Primary, Dolau Primary, Caradog Primary, Parc Primary, Penyrenglyn Primary and Ton Pentre Juniors.
The final round saw Dolau Primary crowned as worthy winners, closely followed by Ton Pentre Juniors and Caradog Primary in joint second. The winning school will now go on to represent Rhondda Cynon Taf at the South Wales Police Road Safety Final, coming up against pupils from neighbouring County Boroughs for the chance to win the South Wales Police Shield.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said, “Congratulations to all of the young participants who took part in the road safety quiz, and did their schools proud by competing so well in the fun competition. A special well done goes to the winning school, Dolau Primary.
“The friendly event is a great way to ensure our young people know how to remain safe as pedestrians, cyclists and car passengers. This is one of many events held by our dedicated Road Safety Team throughout the year to help residents stay safe on our roads.
“It was great to see so many of our schools engage with the road safety quiz again this year, and a particular thanks goes to staff and pupils from the six schools who attended the final at the Mayor’s Chamber.”