Primary School Quiz

The local round of the quiz was held on Tuesday 14th March, 2017 at Banff Academy.

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Primary School Quiz 14 March 2017

Banff Primary School was buzzing on Tuesday evening with the sound of seven local Primary School teams all battling it out to win the Local Round of the Annual Rotary Club Primary School Quiz.

A total of seven teams competed including 2 teams from Banff Primary School (the Banffers and the Tomato Piggies), Bracoden (The Fantastic 4), Aberchirder (The Foggie Flowers), Portsoy (The Klever Kelts – their spelling!!) and Macduff (The Amazing Macduffers).  They were cheered on by family members, teachers and friends.

Last year winners were Portsoy Primary School, keen to defend their title and the group were joined for the first time this year by competitors from Aberchirder Primary School.

The teams competed over 10 rounds on varying subjects from the media to music and from history to geography.  Hilary and Mick Gordon, of Ellon Rotary Club officiated (independence being important) and at the halfway point, just one point separated four of the teams.

At the final tally, Banff Primary Schools “Banffers” team were victorious with Portsoy (The Klever Kelts) in second place, Banffs “Tomato Piggies” coming in third; Maduffs “Amazing Macduffers” came in next with Bracodens “Fantastic Four” and Aberchirders “Foggie Flowers” sharing the fifth slot.

Organizer Isobel Mutch was delighted with the turn-out “It’s great to see so many teams compete, and to see them so keen to win.  The Rotary Quiz is always a great evening and it’s good to be able to do something valuable which supports all our local Primary Schools at the same time”.

So, Banff Primary Schools “Banffers” team will go through to the next round to be held in May at the Hallmark Hotel in Dyce.

Rotary President, John West and his Fellow-Rotarian, Debbie Wilson presented certificates to all the teams and Medals to the winners – “We’ve had a great evening, and even one or two adults admitted to having to think twice about some of the answers!  The level of general knowledge is high, which is a useful thing to have in life.  But it’s not just about knowing the facts, this event does a great deal for the confidence of young people and also gives them an opportunity to compete on a slightly bigger stage with other students from across the area”.