A WEE COUNTY primary school teacher has hailed her pupils after they won a Clacks-wide quiz.

The Clackmannanshire heats of the Euroquiz event was held at Strathdevon primary school on Thursday morning, with the winning team going on to the Scottish Parliament at a later date to represent the whole county against Scotland’s other winning schools.

With home advantage behind them, Strathdevon edged out Redwell in what was described as a “very tense” finale.

It is another achievement for the school following a number of other impressive awards recently, having had their Green Flag renewed before being awarded a sportscotland Gold Star.

Veronica Cully, headteacher at the school, told the Advertiser that the event went very well, particularly from a Strathdevon point of view.

She said: “It was very exciting. We had six schools here from the local authority and we hosted the event. There was also someone there from the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET).

“We were delighted as well because we won, so we are on a bit of a roll at the moment. It was our P6 pupils who competed in this and will now go to Holyrood for the nationals, although we don’t have a date for that yet.”

Veronica added that P7 pupils from the school also won their version of the event through the Rotary Club of Alloa and have now progressed to the regional heats which will take place on April 27 at the Stirling Rotary Club.

“It was a really tense final,” Veronica added. “Redwell were fantastic. We were all very impressed with the knowledge of Clacks kids because the questions were quite hard.”

Speaking of her pride at all of the recent awards, Veronica added: “I am extremely proud for all the hard work the pupils have put in.

“Our pupil leadership has really increased this year. We have IT leaders, sports leaders, house captains. They are all working so hard. It all helps with the progression of the school.”

On the day, it came down to not one, but two tie breaks before Strathdevon emerged victorious from the event.

Euroquiz is an event organised by SEET and is aimed at getting pupils to learning about a range of topics, including citizenship, current events, geography, world history, languages and culture.

The national finals will take place at some point in May with Clackmannanshire now represented by Strathdevon.