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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
| Aberdeen City
|| Albyn School
|| Mill O’Forest Primary School
|| Whitehills Primary School
| Argyll and Bute
|| Hermitage Primary School
|| Strathdevon Primary School
| Dumfries and Galloway
|| Newington Primary School
|| 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
|| Sciennes Primary School
|| Comely Park Primary School
|| Cairneyhill Primary School
|| St Denis’ Primary School
|| Crown Primary School
|| Whinhill Primary School
|| Bonnyrigg Primary School
|| 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
|| St. Catherine’s Primary School
| Scottish Borders
|| Melrose Primary School
|| Tingwall Primary School
| South Ayrshire
|| Alloway Primary School
| South Lanarkshire
|| Saint Leonard’s Primary School (East Kilbride)
|| Strathblane Primary School
| West Dunbartonshire
|| St. Mary’s Primary School (Duntocher)
| West Lothian
|| Low Port Primary School
| Western Isles
|| Sgoil an Rubha