Today, Sgoil a’ Bhac hosted this year’s inter-schools EuroQuiz competition. As well as our own team, we welcomed teams and supporters from Laxdale, Lionel, Sgoil an Rubha, Tolsta, Sir E Scott and Stornoway Primary. A simultaneous event was being held in the Southern Isles for Uist schools. Quizmaster Zena Stewart got the competition underway with a packed hall of supporters from all the schools.
The first part of the competition involved four rounds:
– European Geography
– Languages (French, Spanish, German)
– European Union
– Culture, History & Sport.
At the end of the four rounds, the top two teams across the Western Isles were to go head-to-head in the final to decide the winner. At the end of the four rounds, the scores were as follows:
Sgoil a’ Bhac – 50pts
Stornoway – 46pts
Sgoil an Rubha – 40pts
Sir E Scott – 39pts
Lionel – 36pts
Balivanich – 36pts
Laxdale – 34pts
Paible – 29pts
Tolsta – 25pts
Daliburgh – 23pts
As the top two teams, Sgoil a’ Bhac and Stornoway Primary went head-to-head in the final. In a nail-biting battle, the final finished in a 7-7 tie. The tension ramped up even further as we entered a knockout tie-break. In a gripping finale, Stornoway Primary edged the win with a 3-2 victory.
We’d like to say a huge well done to our team (James, Ellie, Holly and Maia) for such a great performance on the day and for working so hard in preparing for the event. We’d also like to say thanks to their teachers, Miss Macdonald and Mrs Murray for their help in tutoring the team and to our janitor, Mr Macdonald, for organising the tables and seating in the hall.
We’d also like to pass on our congratulations to Stornoway Primary and wish them well when they go on to represent the Western Isles in the national EuroQuiz in Edinburgh later this year.
Today, the pupils of G5-7 and E5-7 visited a special exhibition in Back Free Church Hall from Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). During a very interesting presentation they found out about the work of MAF in supporting people all over the World, flying food, water, medicines and other aid to the needy.
The school made a donation to MAF at the end of the presentations to help continue to support their work.
As part of their visit to Lewis, MAF will be offering the opportunity to have a go in a flight simulator. The simulator will be available at the MA Memorial Hall, Stornoway on Saturday and at Back Free Church on Sunday evening during the Youth Fellowship.
G6/7 pupils planned, promoted and ran the Book Fair as an enterprise with Business School, a curriculum-linked project. The pupils loved having the opportunity to take ownership. Running it as a Business School allowed the pupils to apply for jobs, make CVs and attend interviews. They practised creative and entrepreneurial skills and learned about the world of work.
The sales total was £758.15 and from this the school has received £379.08 to buy new books. G6/7 pupils would like to thank everyone who helped make the bookfair a very successful event.
Six teams from Sgoil a’ Bhac took part in the Sports Festival rowing competition last week. All the children who participated did a great job and that they really enjoyed the competition. We need to give a special mention to ‘Back Boys (with a Girl)’ This team won every single race they took part in. The teams are pictured below with their participation certificates.