A team of P6 pupils from Lenzie Meadow Primary School has won the East Dunbartonshire heat of the national ‘Euroquiz’ competition and will represent the area at the national final in Edinburgh.
The quiz, on all things Europe, was organised by the Council’s Education Service and the Scottish European Educational Trust, with support from the European Parliament Office in the UK. Questions covered topics such as history, geography, sport, culture, the EU and pupils’ knowledge of French, German, Spanish or Italian.
Twenty-one East Dunbartonshire primary schools took part in the local heat and following a tough competition, the team from Mosshead Primary in Bearsden were declared runners-up, pipped at the post by Lenzie Meadow Primary by only one point.
The winning team will now go on to represent East Dunbartonshire at the national final on 13 May at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh where they will compete against all other local authority teams.
Convener of Education, Jim Goodall, said, “It was a great privilege to attend this year’s East Dunbartonshire Euroquiz competition and I was incredibly impressed by all the teams that took part. Not only were the children very knowledgeable about Europe, but their behaviour and team spirit were exemplary throughout the event; a credit to their schools and families.”
He continued, “I would like to congratulate the winning team from Lenzie Meadow, who along with the team from Mosshead, had a nail-biting final round. Both teams worked exceptionally hard, but there could only be one winner and Lenzie Meadow’s team will be representing East Dunbartonshire at the final in Edinburgh in May. I wish them the very best of luck – I am confident they will do us all proud!”