Milngavie Primary pupils win Euroquiz by a whisker

Date: 

Friday, 9 March, 2018

image of winning groupA team of four savvy P6 pupils from Milngavie Primary School has won the East Dunbartonshire heat of the national ‘Euroquiz’ competition.

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.

Killermont Primary in Bearsden were the runners-up following a tough competition, which ended in an exciting tie break. Twenty-two East Dunbartonshire primary schools took part in the local heat.

The team from Milngavie Primary will go on to represent East Dunbartonshire at the national final in May at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh where they will compete against all other local authority teams.

Questions covered topics such as history, geography, sport, culture, the EU and pupils’ knowledge of French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Depute Chief Executive, Education, People & Business, Ann Davie, said, “Congratulations to Milngavie Primary on their hard fought victory and well done to Killermont Primary who were pipped at the post. They all worked so hard to prepare and did an excellent job.

“I am delighted that so many of our primary schools get involved in this event every year and I am grateful to the teachers who put in the hours coaching the pupils and enriching their knowledge.

“Good luck to Milngavie Primary as they get ready to represent East Dunbartonshire against teams from across Scotland. I am sure they will be great ambassadors for the school.”