A huge well done to the P6 pupils who represented the school in the Scottish Schools Euroquiz 2017.
The Scottish European Educational Trust runs an annual competition for P6 pupils, which sees teams of four working together to broaden their knowledge of Europe. Subjects covered include history, geography, sport, culture, languages and the European Union. Heats take place in local authorities from January to March, with the winning teams from all areas going forward to the National Euroquiz Final in May, held in the Scottish Parliament.
In the school’s first entry into the inter-school competition, there were no previous records to uphold, but the boys changed that!
Taking part in local East Lothian heat were the four boys: Dante, Michael, Joel and Ben. With a variety of questions, all the teams soon started to get into their flow – and then face elimination. Suspense and excitement filled the room, each right answer taking them a step further. Then a hush settled over the competitors; ‘who had been good enough for the last leg?’
It was tense.
……..and the finalists are…….
Loretto Junior School and Pencaitland Primary School!
It was thrilling.
Questions were tough.
After a hard fought battle only one point separated the two teams when the results were called.
The worthy winners were Loretto – but our true champs were indisputably the Fantastic Four from PPS!
Praise for their behaviour and good conduct throughout was shared to class teacher, showing the team were also great ambassadors for their school and adding to the happy memories of the event.
The jubilant team returned home to Pencaitland with a very proud Mrs Bagnall and parent helper / parent council member, Flor Jackman, who supported the team in the lead up to the event as well as on the day.
Well done boys, you are all True PPS Champs!