Primary Schools Compete In Scotland-Wide Euroquiz

by Alastair Hamilton -

Primary 6 pupils from Tingwall Primary School, which serves a rural area close to Lerwick, will represent Shetland at the national final of a Scotland-wide quiz on Europe.

The quiz included questions covering history, geography, sport, culture and the EU. This year, for the first time, the Euroquiz had a language round where pupils could test their knowledge of French, German or Spanish. Primary pupils from Sandwick and Dunrossness schools also took part in the Shetland heat, but Tingwall emerged as the winners.

The competition is organised by the award-winning Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET). Each winning school receives book tokens to use in the European Bookshop, an online resource for European literature and language, to help develop pupils" language skills.

Shetland-based Global Citizenship Officer for Shetland and Aberdeen, Lewie Peterson, said: “The Euroquiz is an annual event to encourage pupils to learn more about their place in the world and in particular, Europe. It also promotes awareness of different cultures and language on the continent and the workings of the EU. The questions are challenging but we're always impressed by how much young people know, often more than the adults!”

In May, the Tingwall team will be travelling to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, where the final is to be held. We wish them the very best of luck!

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