Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Winners of Euroquiz Edinburgh Trophy 2017!

Winners of Edinburgh Heat of Euroquiz 2017!
 P6 Sciennes Team Winners with Mrs Sally Nowell

An exceptional result for P6 pupils Alice, Ali, Hamzah and James at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Monday 13th March. After some very challenging rounds of questions, the Sciennes' team took the Edinburgh title this year and will now progress to the national final!  Huge congratulations to the team, to Runners Up Bruntsfield Primary and to all the schools who took part in this fun, interesting and exciting annual event. Grateful thanks to families for all their support. Thank you very much to Mrs Sally Nowell who, after many years of accompanying and encouraging our teams, retires this year so it was particularly special for her to witness the delight on the children's faces. Thank you to SEET and Monika Wantoch, City of Edinburgh Council Global Citizenship Development Officer, for organising the event. The date for the final has been confirmed for 15th May, venue tbc.

Very well done, P6 Euro stars!

City of Edinburgh Council’s Global Citizenship service and the award-winning Scottish European Educational Trust teamed up to run Euroquiz 2017, with the support of the European Parliament Office in the UK.

Now in its fifteenth year, Euroquiz is a national competition which helps Scotland’s pupils broaden their knowledge about Europe and the European Union, as well as develop core skills such as teamwork and communication.

The event brought 20 teams of P6 pupils who gathered in the Main Council Chamber on 13 March. The teams answered a total of 60 questions on a whole range of European-related topics including history, geography, sport, culture and European Union. They also had a language comprehension round which consisted of ten spoken language questions devised by SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, and recorded by students at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

The winning team was Sciennes Primary School with Bruntsfield Primary School as the runners-up. Well done everyone.

The winners picked up a trophy and will be representing Edinburgh at the final in May where they will compete against 30 other local authority teams. Good luck. 

Monika Wantoch, CEC Global Citizenship Development Officer

Euroquiz Sciennes Team Runners Up 2016

Euroquiz Third Place 2015
Euroquiz Runners Up 2013

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