School pupils quizzed on Europe at Holyrood

08.05.2015

 
In which European city could you find the oldest amusement park in the world? Which European country has the ‘zloty’ as its currency? Do you know when the European Coal and Steel Community was founded?

These are examples of some of the taxing questions that will face over 120 primary six children from all over Scotland who will take over the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber on Monday 11 May. 

30 schools have debated their way through a series of heats to represent their local authority areas in the Euroquiz final at Holyrood. 

Deputy Presiding Officer and Euroquiz quizmaster Elaine Smith MSP said: 

“Euroquiz is a fun and engaging way for children to learn about Europe and Scotland’s place in the world. It’s wonderful that our children are growing up in Scotland so knowledgeable about our European neighbours and the level of awareness of the participants never fails to impress. 

“I am delighted that the Scottish Parliament is once again hosting the final of Euroquiz and I look forward to welcoming the teams and their supporters to Holyrood.” 

The Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) has been running the quiz since 1993 and this is the eighth year the event has been held at the Scottish Parliament. The event is sponsored by the European Parliament and the Scottish Government.   

Minister for Learning, Alasdair Allan MSP said: 

“It’s great to see so many children and young people from around Scotland participating in this year’s Euroquiz final and putting their knowledge to the test of all things European.

“I hope every team has enjoyed their experience this year.”

Each of the 30 Scottish schools taking part in the quiz have already won their local authority round and will be competing against the winners of all the other heats in the final.  

There will be a live webcast of the event accessible via the Scottish Parliament’s website at

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Photographs of the event will be available from the Scottish Parliament’s official photographer Andrew Cowan who can be contacted on 0131 348 5878 or by email at [email protected]

The 30 Scottish primary schools taking part in Euroquiz 2015 are:

  • Aberdeen City - Albyn School
  • Aberdeenshire - Mill O'Forest Primary
  • Angus - Lochside Primary School
  • Argyll & Bute - Kirn Primary School
  • Dumfries & Galloway - St Michaels Primary School
  • Dundee - St. Mary’s RC Primary School
  • East Ayrshire - Nether Robertland Primary
  • East Dunbartonshire - Milngavie Primary
  • East Lothian - Loretto Junior School
  • East Renfrewshire - Busby Primary School
  • Edinburgh - St Georges School for Girls
  • Falkirk - Kinnaird Primary
  • Fife - Pittencrieff Primary School
  • Fife – St Margaret’s Primary School
  • Glasgow - Notre Dame Primary School
  • Highland - Crown Primary School
  • Inverclyde - St John's Primary
  • Midlothian - Lasswade Primary
  • Moray - St. Sylvester's RC Primary School
  • North Ayrshire - West Kilbride Primary School
  • North Lanarkshire - Kirkshaws Primary School
  • Perth and Kinross - Portmoak Primary School
  • Renfrewshire - Wallace Primary School
  • Scottish Borders - Melrose Primary School
  • Shetland - Sound Primary School
  • South Ayrshire - Alloway Primary
  • South Lanarkshire - St Leonards Primary
  • West Dunbartonshire - St Mary's Primary School (Duntocher)
  • West Lothian - Carmondean Primary
  • Western Isles - Sgoil an Rubha

Members of the media who would like to attend the quiz can watch from the media gallery in the Parliament’s Debating Chamber.  

The Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) is a registered charity established in 1993 which aims to promote and encourage education about Europe to students at schools, colleges and universities throughout Scotland.

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