School pupils set out to prove they are top Euroquiz whizz-kids

10.05.2017

Do you know your zlotys from your forints? And where is the highest bathroom in Europe located? 

These are examples of some of the taxing questions that may face hundreds of primary six children from all over Scotland who will take over the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber on 15 May 2017.

Euroquiz, which takes place every year, sees teams of pupils working together to broaden their knowledge of European history, geography, sport, culture, languages and the European Union.

Thirty one schools from across Scotland have already debated their way through a series of heats to represent their local authority areas in the Euroquiz final at Holyrood.

Deputy Presiding Officer and Euroquiz quizmaster Christine Grahame MSP said:

“Euroquiz is a brilliant way for young people to learn more about Europe and Scotland’s place in the world.

“And, with European elections and Brexit being debated at breakfast tables in many households across Scotland, I’m sure it’ll be an exciting and topical quiz for the hundreds of young people who have all been studying hard for the finals at Holyrood.”

The Scottish European Educational Trust has been running the quiz since 1993 and the finals have been held at The Scottish Parliament for nine years. The event is sponsored by the European Commission and the Scottish Government. 

Background

Photographs of the event will be available from the Scottish Parliament’s official photographer Andrew Cowan who can be contacted on 0131 348 5878 or by email at andrew.cowan@parliament.scot.

There will be a live webcast of the event accessible via the Scottish Parliament’s website.

The 31 Scottish primary schools taking part in Euroquiz 2017 are:

Local Authority   School
 Aberdeen City  Albyn School
 Aberdeenshire  Mill O’Forest Primary School
 Angus  Whitehills Primary School
 Argyll and Bute  Hermitage Primary School
 Clackmannanshire  Strathdevon Primary School
 Dumfries and Galloway  Newington Primary School
 Dundee  Forthill Primary School
 East Ayrshire  Nether Robertland Primary School
 East Dunbartonshire  Lenzie Meadow Primary School
 East Lothian  Loretto Junior School
 East Renfrewshire  Springhill and Auchenback Primary School
 Edinburgh  Sciennes Primary School
 Falkirk  Comely Park Primary School
 Fife  Cairneyhill Primary School
 Glasgow  St Denis’ Primary School
 Highland  Crown Primary School
 Inverclyde  Whinhill Primary School
 Midlothian  Bonnyrigg Primary School
 Moray  St Sylvesters RC Primary School
 North Ayrshire  West Kilbride Primary School
 North Lanarkshire  Our Lady and St Francis Primary School
 Perth and Kinross  St Dominic’s RC Primary School
 Renfrewshire  St. Catherine’s Primary School
 Scottish Borders  Melrose Primary School
 Shetland  Tingwall Primary School
 South Ayrshire  Alloway Primary School
 South Lanarkshire  Saint Leonard’s Primary School (East Kilbride)
 Stirling  Strathblane Primary School
 West Dunbartonshire  St. Mary’s Primary School (Duntocher)
 West Lothian  Low Port Primary School
 Western Isles  Sgoil an Rubha

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