ST RONAN’S PUPILS HAVE THE RIGHT ANSWERS

Photo (L-R): Councillor Aitchison, with St Ronan's pupils Max Pring, Conrad Thomson, Callum Anderson, Alex Paterson, Thomas Brydon.
Photo (L-R): Councillor Aitchison, with St Ronan's pupils Max Pring, Conrad Thomson, Callum Anderson, Alex Paterson, Thomas Brydon.
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FIVE pupils from St Ronan’s Primary School have made it through to the final of the national Euroquiz competition.

The P6 team of Callum Anderson, Thomas Brydon, Alex Paterson, Max Pring and Conrad Thomson took part in the regional heat held at Eildon Mill in Tweedbank – and came away victorious.

The Innerleithen youngsters fought off stiff competition from 12 other Borders schools who all displayed an amazing level of knowledge about Europe. After four rounds, St Ronan’s faced Melrose Primary School in the final section.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for education, presented the prizes to the winners and runners-up, as well as a certificate for all competitors.

He said: “The Euroquiz is a great event which brings together schools from across the Borders for a fun, friendly quiz which really puts what they have learned in school to the test.”

The St Ronan’s pupils each received a Euroquiz goody bag as well as a trophy. They will now go on to represent the region at the national final to be held at the Scottish Parliament in May.

The Euroquiz is designed as a way for children to learn about Europe and its history and culture, and is organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust. It included questions on geography languages, the European Union, culture, history and sport.