It’s been a busy week for one Kincardine and Mearns school as Newtonhill Primary pupils prepare to represent the North-east.
Pupils will be travelling far and wide over the next couple of days, going to Aboyne, Prestwick and the Scottish Parliament.
A team from the school beat off all other competition in Aberdeenshire and will head to the Scottish Parliament after winning a place in the final of the Scottish European Trust’s Euroquiz.
Primary six pupils Kirsty Duncan, Scott Irvine, Rhys Innes and Amy Mackenzie will take part in the quiz this coming Monday, May 12, in the Scottish Parliament debating chamber.
The Euroquiz is run by the Scottish European Educational Trust and aims to help advance the knowledge of Europe and the EU as well as boost communication and teamwork skills.
The P7s class, along with Mrs Shiach, have also been working on a tapestry that will go on show at St Mary’s Cathedral. It will become part of a bigger tapestry that will be displayed as part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 and exhibited in locations including Stirling, Inverness, Edinburgh and East Lothian.
A team will also represent the school at the regional stage for the Rotary Quiz. The team of Grant Norrie, Sunny Tinkler, Ailsa Hay, Callum Jarvis and Alexander McIntosh will head to Aboyne this Saturday, May 10.
Emma Tullock, Kirsty Duncan, Iona Jessiman, Rory McIver and Mason Moir will head to Prestwick Academy, South Ayrshire on Saturday to take part in the The Robert Burns World Federation Scottish Schools Competitions.
The school has four poets and one singer representing the Grampian region at the competition.