Yesterday a team of four P6 pupils from Carmondean primary school, Livingston, West Lothian, emerged as the winners of the 2015 Euroquiz organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust. Pupils from more than 400 primary schools in 30 local authorities took part in this year’s competition, with the national finals held in the Scottish Parliament chamber on Monday 11th May. The young people involved displayed a range of learning and skills, dazzling the audience of teachers and parents with their knowledge about Europe and the European Union and their skills in the languages round. Experiences such as this contribute to the development of young global citizens.
St.Mary’s primary school, Duntocher, West Dunbartonshire was the runner up, and Alloway primary school, South Ayrshire took third place.
The Scottish Parliament TV service broadcast the finals event live, and many schools watched remotely to see how their teams performed and attempt to answer the questions themselves. Video of the event can be watched on the Parliament TV website.
The competition was sponsored by the European Parliament. The quiz finals were chaired by Scottish Parliament’s Deputy Presiding Officer, Elaine Smith MSP, with answers identified by Per Johansson, Head of Office for the European Parliament in Edinburgh.
Congratulations to all the pupils and teachers who participated, and thanks to all the organisations which assisted in the running of the local heats and national finals.