A team of P6 pupils from Sgoil a’ Bhac were competing today in the Western Isles heat of the annual EuroQuiz competition. This year, eight teams from across Lewis, Harris and the Uists went head-to-head in the quiz that tests their knowledge of European geography, culture, history and language as well as the European Union.
The Sgoil a’ Bhac team did superbly well again this year, performing strongly in all the rounds. They finished in second place, just a few points behind Sgoil an Rubha. As the top two teams, they went head-to-head in the final, which Sgoil an Rubha went on to win 10-5.
Congratulations to the team from Sgoil an Rubha! This was the second year in a row that we’ve finished as runners-up in the competition.
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.