Euroquiz Edinburgh Runners Up!

Congratulations and extremely well done to our fabulous Primary Six Euroquiz team – Tomos, Katherine, Sean and Evie – who performed exceptionally well at the Edinburgh Final of the SEET (Scottish European Educational Trust) national Euroquiz competition on Thurday 8th March 2018. The team narrowly missed progressing to the Final at Parliament by a nailbiting one point, following an unprecedented two tie break rounds! Congratulations to Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools (ESMS) for securing their First place in the Edinburgh competition.

Our team can be justifiably proud of their exceptional achievement as Edinburgh Runners Up and we are thrilled with their efforts and abilities, which truly shone. Thank you to Mrs Humira Yaseen (Pupil Support Assistant) for escorting and to all the families who provided so much support and encouragement at home in preparation.

Thank you also to SEET and Monika Wantoch, City of Edinburgh Council Global Citizenship Development Officer, for organising the event.

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 2018, with the support of the European Parliament Office in the UK.

Now in its sixteenth 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 8 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 Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools (ESMS) with Sciennes Primary 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—winners-and-runners-up