PCC Prizes for Caldicot School Quiz Pupils

20th February 2014

After successfully making it through the first two rounds of the All Wales Core Programme Quiz, the year 8 pupils from Caldicot School finished second at the national final held at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff recently.

To recognise their achievement in representing Gwent in the final and for finishing in second place, Deputy PCC Paul Harris presented each of the five pupils who represented Gwent and the school with £50 gift vouchers in front of a packed school assembly.

The annual quiz is part of the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme, which is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the four Police Forces of Wales. Each of the teams comprise of five, year 8 pupils, who devote considerable time and effort in learning information about the three main themes of the Core Programme:

  • Drug and Substance Misuse
  • Social Behaviour and Community
  • Personal Safety

The teams were asked questions based on lessons from the programme, and pupils used their knowledge and know-how to answer questions aimed at helping them adopt safe and healthy lifestyles. In the final, the teams answered questions on, drugs and substances, antisocial behaviour, arson reduction, personal safety, road safety, health issues, ages in law and had their powers of observation tested.

Praising the pupils on their success, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissionerfor Gwent, Paul Harris, said: "I would like to congratulate all the pupils for representing Gwent and their school so admirably in the final of the All-Wales quiz in Cardiff. The annual quiz provides pupils with the opportunity to learn a great deal about safety and this forms part of the Commissioner's priority for policing and crime in Gwent which is to reduce and prevent crime; take more effective action to reduce anti-social behaviour and protect people from serious harm.

He added: "This is also a prime example of how the four police forces in Wales, the Welsh Government, local education authorities and schools can work together to help young people stay safe."