A team of Sandwick Junior High School pupils will compete in the national final of Euroquiz. after winning a regional heat between local schools.
The Sandwick team yesterday won a regional heat between local schools, held in the Islesburgh Community Centre.
Pupils from four Shetland schools – Cunningsburgh and Sound primary schools, and Aith and Sandwick junior highs – took part in the quiz answering questions on geography, culture, history, general knowledge, language and how the EU works.
The competition, organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET), is aimed at P6 classes and encourages pupils to learn about Europe and the European Union.
It was an extremely close contest with “The Sandwick Four” winning the final round, just two points ahead of “Sound School Chickens”.
The Sandwick team will now compete against 30 other local authorities in the national final, that will be held at the Scottish Parliament in June.
Local organiser Lewie Peterson said: “I was impressed by the pupils’ depth of knowledge on European topics. The annual competition encourages young people to learn about Europe, Scotland’s place in the world and the influence that the EU has on our lives.
“All the pupils did well across the board and it is a credit to their schools, staff and parents how well they did. Congratulations to the Sandwick pupils on their win. I’m sure they’ll represent Shetland well in the final.”