11 Teams competed in the Final of the District 1020 Primary Schools Quiz, held in Carluke on Saturday 11th June.


To get this far, each team will have won a Club Heat from some of the 250 Schools who took part in over 40 Club Heats. They will then have been the winner or runner up in one of the 6 Area Heats with about 35 teams taking part in those.2 teams from each Area were invited to the District final, and 11 made it to Carluke to fight it out as to who would be the eventual PSQ Champions for 2016.

In a closely fought competition, the lead changed a couple of times with St. Josephs and Dunbar setting the early pace, but midway through the competition, their knowledge of “Scotland and its People” saw Gatehouse of Fleet take the lead which they held through the final rounds.  With a score of 45/48, there were only 3 questions Gatehouse didn’t get right, quite an achievement.

School

Score/48

Rotary Club

Gatehouse

45

Kirkcudbright

St. Joseph's

43

Linlithgow Grange

Newington

42

Annan

Dunbar

38

Dunbar

Prestonpans

37

Longniddry

Knowepark

33

Selkirk

Kinneil

32.5

Linlithgow & Bo'ness

Towerbank

32

Portobello

Underbank

32

Lanark

St. Patrick's

31

Shotts & District

Morebattle

30

Kelso

The youngsters taking part were a credit to themselves, their Schools and teachers, their parents or carers.  Every single one of the teams did very well, entering into the spirit of the event, enjoying the occasion but also being quite serious in their efforts to do well.  The photos show the concentration on the faces of the youngsters during the competition and DG Andy Ireland with the members of the Winning Team – Gatehouse of Fleet from the Kirkcudbright Rotary Area.

Thanks for the day to the Carluke Lifestyles Staff, Social Work Resources Staff, Archie Rawlston and others in the Carluke Club for all their assistance.

For the rest of the competition, many thanks to all the Clubs and their organisers for the first rounds, then the 6 Area Organisers too for their efforts.  Most of all though, well done to all the pupils who took part at any stage of the competition, along with the many parents, teachers and Rotarians who supported them.  I hope you enjoyed the experience and that you would like to go through it all again next year.


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