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Strathdevon Primary to Fly Clacks Flag at Scottish Parliament

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May 2013

Pupils from Strathdevon Primary School in Dollar will fly the flag for Clackmannanshire in the national finals of the Scottish European Trust's Euroquiz at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh next week.

The school children will come up against 29 other primary schools from around Scotland, from as far afield as Stornoway, in a bid to lift the coveted prize.

The final will held on Monday13th May, on the floor of the Scottish Parliament debating chamber at Holyrood.

The Strathdevon Primary School team will consist of Joseph Beveridge, Hannah Edwards,
Ted Kinghorn, Ellen Peden, and travelling reserve Ross McKnight, all from P6. They will be accompanied by class teacher Gillian Farrow and two parent helpers.

Education Convener, Councillor Ellen Forson said: "Euroquiz should prove to be a great experience for the pupils at Strathdevon Primary, not just educationally but will also give them the opportunity of competing in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament."

Strathdevon Primary School won through to represent Clackmannanshire at the Edinburgh final, after closely fought heats in Alva Primary School in March.

The quiz, organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust, will consist of three rounds for all teams and one round for the top scoring two teams.

The first round, of 20 questions, will be multiple choice for individuals, the second comprising 15 questions in teams will be a language round: The round will comprise 10 aural comprehension questions with questions asked in English and audio recordings in each of French, German, Spanish and Italian, from which the teams will be asked to identify the answer and five more general knowledge language questions. The third round will entail 20 questions with the teams in pairs.

At the end of round three the top scoring two schools progress to the final round of questions in total - eight in pairs and 12 on the buzzer for teams. The scores gained in the first three rounds will not be counted when going into round four with both teams starting from scratch.

The events team at the Parliament has also organised a morning tour of the Scottish Parliament building for all the children and teachers prior to the quiz.

Judith Edwards, Head Teacher at Strathdevon Primary School, said: "We are all so proud of the team's achievement in reaching the finals for a second year in a row. The children, I am sure, will do really well. It will be a fabulous occasion for them to be a part of."

The quiz will be webcast by the Scottish Parliament and will be available on the day at: This will give staff and pupils not attending the event the opportunity to watch the event live and support their team.

A gift bag and certificate will also be given to each team member.