A talented team of pupils from Hermitage Primary School took second place in the Scottish European Educational Trust’s National Euroquiz Final of 2019.
The event was held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament and saw the Hermitage youngsters battle it out against St Mary’s Primary School of Duntocher in what was a nail biting final round. Hermitage fought hard but were pipped to the winning post by St Mary’s.
Euroquiz is run by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET), a non-political charity which works to promote language learning, skills development and education about Europe and the wider world to young people across Scotland.
The project sees events take place locally at first, with every local authority hosting their own heat before progressing to the national final.
More than 470 schools from across Scotland took part in the heats from January to March this year – more than 2,300 pupils in total.
The winning teams from each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas then travelled from far and wide to attend the national final at the Scottish Parliament, all eager to demonstrate their knowledge and learning.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor, Yvonne McNeilly, said: “What an amazing achievement for Hermitage - our young people never cease to amaze me.
“This competition is a great opportunity for pupils to widen their knowledge about our European neighbours and provides a valuable framework for learning, reaching beyond school to the wider world.
“The Euroquiz is no easy task. To even reach the finals is a huge feat, never mind winning second place. Everyone at Hermitage Primary should be very, very proud of themselves.”