Smith Congratulates Euroquiz Champions

11 May 2010
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) offered his congratulations to St Mary’s (Duntocher) Primary School after their victory in the Scotland-wide Euroquiz. 400 schools and 1,600 pupils competed in the local heats and St Mary’s battled it out with Drymen for the top trophy.
The annual Euroquiz is a competition for P6 pupils and has been run by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) since 1993. The final was held in the main chamber of the Scottish Parliament on May 10.
 
Alyn Smith said:
 
“ Euroquiz covers a broad range of curricular areas such as history, geography, culture and politics and is a fantastic experience and learning curve for P6 pupils. 
 
“I have visited the school before and was impressed by the level of interest in the EU, and the quality of the questions the pupils asked. Their high level of knowledge on European matters is staggering at such a relatively young age and puts many adults to shame. It is extremely refreshing to find youngsters who are interested in the democratic process;
young people like them are democracy's hope for the future.
 
“I suspect I will bump into some of these talented Euro-experts either in the corridors of the EU Parliament or the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament in the future.”