Lisnaskea Breaking the Cycle consisted of sixty local youths from the Fermanagh and Tyrone area taking part in a highly competitive and fun road safety event at the SHARE Centre, Lisnaskea.
The attractions and activities on offer included; tractor reversing, petrol controlled buggies, loading a trailer wearing beer goggles, pedal go-kart races and an interactive quiz.
The event was funded by the DOE and organized by the Oak Healthy Living Centre. Local youth from the Underground Club, under the leadership of James West and NIcki Conlon designed the quiz and race tracks. “The events were really fast paced” Nicki said, “we had ten teams competing and there were important road safety messages at each station, this was then reinforced in the quiz”. James explained that prior to taking part, participants recieved a pack with comprehensive information and it was great to see how informed they were. We incorporated messages on motor car, motorcycle, farm and pedestrian safety as all are very relevant in the rural area.
The event had strong support from agencies and local business, the PCSP provided a crashed car and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, Northern Ireland Fire Service, the PSNI, Fermanagh Rural Community Network, Fermanagh Community Transport and Men’s Action Network provided support