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Euroquiz for pupils

PRIMARY six pupils from Dunrossness, Sandwick and Tingwall will compete in the local heats of a Scotland-wide quiz on Europe this Thursday.

Winners of the heats will go on to represent Shetland at the national final at the Scottish Parliament in May.

The quiz, organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET), will include questions covering history, geography, sport, culture and the EU. This year’s “Euroquiz” also has a language round allowing pupils to test their knowledge of French, German or Spanish. 

Each winning school shall receive book tokens to use in the European Bookshop, an online resource for European literature and language, to further develop their language skills. 

Global citizenship officer for Shetland and Aberdeen Lewie Peterson said: “The Euroquiz is an annual event to encourage pupils to learn more about their place in the world and, in particular, Europe.

“It also promotes awareness of different cultures and language on the continent and the workings of the EU.

“The questions are challenging but we’re always impressed by how much young people know, often more than the adults. It’s also a fun event and the winning team then go on to represent Shetland at national level.”