Pupils battle it out to be crowned quiz champions

Pupils from James Gillespie’s Primary School are all set to test their European knowledge and try and win victory in the final of the Euroquiz on Monday 14 May.

Thirty primary schools from around Scotland have won coveted places in the grand final of the Scottish European Trust's Euroquiz, to be held on 14 May in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber.

Euroquiz is a competition for Primary 6 pupils that helps them develop their knowledge of Europe and the European Union, as well as core skills such as communication and teamwork.

Questions are asked on history, geography, current affairs, culture, languages, sport and the European Union.

The final is sponsored by individual donors and trusts, the European Commission office in Scotland, Ian Hudghton MEP, David Martin MEP, Alyn Smith MEP, Struan Stevenson MEP and Catherine Stihler MEP.

The 30 finalist teams will face Quizmaster and Deputy Presiding Officer, Elaine Smith MSP in the Debating Chamber within the Scottish Parliament.  The event will be broadcast live and will then be available on Holyrood TV.

Gerald R Wilson, Chairman of the Scottish European Educational Trust, said "The Euroquiz ticks so many educational and other boxes, not least the opportunity for primary school children to experience the excitement of competing in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament."

Anthea Grierson, Head Teacher at James Gillespie's Primary School said, "All the pupils, parents and staff at James Gillespie's are so proud of the team's achievement. We know they will enjoy the challenge of taking part in Euroquiz final and hope all the work they have done over the last few months both at school and at home pays off. We hope that everybody throughout Edinburgh will join with us in supporting them and wish them the best of luck."

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