1st April 2015
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Tingwall pupils’ triumph

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Tingwall pupils (from left) Tom Tait, David Irvine, Kirsty Thomson and Gary Scott (all aged 10). Photo: Dave Donaldson

Tingwall pupils (from left) Tom Tait, David Irvine, Kirsty Thomson and Gary Scott (all aged 10). Photo: Dave Donaldson

Pupils from Tingwall Primary School triumphed today in the local heat of a Scotland-wide quiz on Europe.

Primary 6 pupils from Dunrossness, Sandwick and Tingwall were tested in the competition, organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET).

The pupils were quizzed at Islesburgh Community Centre on topics such as history, geography, sport and the EU, including a new languages round, where they tested their knowledge with French, German or Spanish questions.

The Tingwall pupils will go on to represent Shetland in the national finals at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this May.

SIC global citizenship officer Lewie Peterson said: “The Euroquiz is an annual event to encourage pupil to learn more about their place in the world and in particular, Europe.

“It also promotes awareness of different cultures and language on the content of 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 go on to represent Shetland at national level.”

Each winning school receives book tokens to use in the European Bookstore, an online resource for European literature and language, to further develop their language their skills in languages.


About Jim Tait

Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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One comment

  1. Amanda Scott

    Fantastic !! well done to the Tingwall Team and Good luck in Edinburgh, think we will come and see you from East Kilbride


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